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Stefano’s Pick

By Will Schmit

The good fig provides pride, shade,

and fruit. The family bicycle glides

under the lowest branch. Whether

the day is done, or not yet begun

the tree houses the thrush. On

the corner lot a reminder, not

every paradise is a plot between

this earth and air. Hang a swing

to a grandchild’s song, carve a

heart in an old man’s bark.


Will Schmit is a working class folk poet from Northern California. Will’s most recent recording Fix My Car: A Spoken Word Mythology is available for streaming at Spotify and on iTunes.


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