Decision Tree


I stand on tip-toes
and lean just-barely-not-too-far-out
from my perch, anchored
by one hand gripping the trunk,
the other shielding my eyes
from the light.
I glance around and wonder
where I’d be and what I’d be doing
if I’d climbed onto
another branch
of probability
radiating through my life;
how different would reality
appear to be had I not let this branch
remain entwined with yours?

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Craig W. Steele resides with his family in the countryside of northwestern Pennsylvania, not far from Lake Erie. When not writing, he's a professor of biology at Edinboro University. Craig was the featured poet and interviewed in Stone Path Review (Fall 2012). His poetry has appeared in numerous anthologies, literary journals and magazines, most recently in Mused: the BellaOnline Literary Review, Plainsongs, The Fib Review, Melancholy Hyperbole and elsewhere, and is forthcoming in Stone Path Review, Ottawa Arts Review, The Lyric and Boston Literary Magazine, amongst others.


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