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The Life in Front of You - April 27, 2023

never ever write a poem

after reading the newspaper

unless you intend to

counterpoint social injustice

murder or war

try a favorite cup of coffee

or sweet tea and a biscuit

cheesy omelet with toast and jam

anything to turn your attention

to the life in front of you

like what I’m watching

right now in my pond

two blue dragonflies

perched on a waterlily

painted by a ray of morning sun


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