Deep in the forest I found a tree
That looked exactly like my knee
Although I tried to pass it by
I could not kick it from my mind
I will admit I have imagined
A human twin here on this planet
But never once has it crossed my mind
That my left knee could look like pine
“I’ll double back, take one more look,”
Perhaps I imagined or mistook.
But then again I see the logic
With my last name, it’s not so tragic
A leafy look-alike makes sense
So who am I to take offense?
I have no proof this really happened
And at that thought, I’m truly saddened
That there among Patagonian wood
Right there where my knee tree stood
I did not stop to take a shot
Too rushed was I, that I forgot.
So there it sits, eons away,
While I think back and rue the day
How wrong was I to hurtle by,
Without so much as a hi.