July 16

Smells so Good… If I Remember

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My favorite fragrance bloomed today

But I forgot to smell it

Took its picture every which way

But I forgot to smell it

Posted the photos on all those public spaces

But I didn’t take time to smell it

Noticed it blooming in other places

But I didn’t take time to smell it

About life and flowers, how goes that phrase?

You have to take time to smell them

Thank goodness I have a few more days

To take time to stop and smell them

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(A Chant Poem)

May 4

Prom Photo Flash Mob in the Garden

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Smiling Parents

Holding hands

In jean shorts and polo shirts

Walking just a few paces behind

Flowing gowns

Heeled shoes

Crisp tuxedos

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New loves

First loves

Smiling laughing chatting arm in arm

Holding bouquets and hems of dresses

Taking selfies

Group shots

Posing proudly

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Dodging daffodils

Compacting grass

Please don’t step on the flowers

Sir this is a public garden

Sparkly departures

Firm handshakes

Waving goodbyes

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(A Trinet Poem)