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  • Gary Hunter

Not in the News - June 23, 2022

the spring fair

of peach lily blossoms

in a pond

a rainbow visiting

a waterfall

that sings for it

orange dragonflies

paired in formation

patrolling a neighborhood

I am reporting this

from under the umbrella

of an old mango tree

as if the world

would ever publish

such a backyard story

without blood stains

body parts

or something whimpering

all alone


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I heard this idea that what’s in the frig says a lot about who you are lots of leftovers say you hold on to things cuz you might need them nearly ripened fruit whisper you like to wait for the perfect

the green mangoes in my yard are in a hurry to gestate a promise these children of a tree are pushing up delivery of another birth their buttery sweetness into the cribs of mouths to showers of ooohs

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 kn

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