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Scent of Heaven - Jan. 22, 2023

lilies-of-the-valley

are a sure scent of heaven

and a way into the kingdom

 

similar to roses

except more crack-in-

the-window than front door

 

where roses must knock

these paperwhites can slip us

through a poor seal in the pane

 

tell us to keep quiet

have a look around

no pictures or souvenir-taking

 

just breathe deep and gentle

and we can hang around

for a bit

 

so we do again and again

until we’re discovered

and chased out

 

the same way we snuck in

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