Weaker than Water

"In the world, there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong, nothing can surpass it." –Lao Tzu

Post-Christmas

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The twig of a holly branch
plucked days ago.
Or was it a week?
I never can track time,
but holly doesn’t mind.
Its barbed leaves, dried,
gloat green, its berries,
shrunken, scarlet.

At the base, an unzipped
strip of winter bark
flashes tenacity–
like a dare.

Katherine M. Gotthardt
Copyright Jan. 24, 2012

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Author: All Things Writing, LLC

Katherine Gotthardt is CEO of All Things Writing, LLC, a full-service content development and content marketing company. A published writer and seasoned educator, Katherine leads a team of professionals on a mission to make clients shine online and in print.

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