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  • Gary Hunter

Fresh as a Daisy - June 28, 2022

clean yes

but not looking my best

after a shower

I need a petal dryer

the sun

some primping by the wind

my face needs lifting

to hold proud and high

for the public reveal

I must bloom my best

you know how critical

passing eyes can be

of the littlest things

a petal out of place

the slight slump of a shoulder

some bug on the stem

they notice is not your friend


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