trees don’t grow as tall as the pedestal you put me on

Andrew Dooley is a graduate of Rhode Island College with a BA in English/Creative Writing. He has published a short story titled “creature!” in the Spring 2015 issue of their literary magazine, Shoreline, as well as a collection of poetry titled Shine Walker on Amazon.com. He works full-time as a business office manager in Westerly, RI.


trees don’t grow as tall as the pedestal you put me on

i could write you a book made of
corpse flower petals and wilting
hydrangeas. you never liked flowers;
you never liked me. when i asked
you for love all i got was a tree.
it was small and you said it would
grow over time. i was waiting
to die and you wanted me alive.

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