Mongongo Tree

Sporadically scattered in savannah sands
Hidden deep amongst the dunes
Boldly towering over brush
A Kalahari king.

Rooted shallow in the decreed dust
Branches wide and reaching
Beckoning the few passing
A gallant call.

Providing shade in inhospitable heat
Enduring the cyclic durations
Weathered years watching
A resilient rock.

Tasted by many, taken by none
Nourishing fuel of staple nuts
Foundation still sustaining
A robust respite.

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