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  • Gary Hunter

How Do You Like your Sun? May 11, 2023

the red ember that slips

over the western mountains?

that peekaboo buttery blaze

clearing the eastern horizon?


what about mid-morning’s

engorged torch

or noon’s smoldering stare?


like many other questions

I bet your answer changes


we are shade-loving plants

that need light and heat

the delicate balance

of need and desire


your weakness runs to the shadows

your strengths want to grow expand


and isn’t life those moments

when we waver between caution

and a dash out of hiding

arms wide open

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