Monday, July 18, 2022


Beach roses joyfully announce 
 Summer’s arrival; 
Each day some new pink blooms, 
Replace the old, then quickly pass away 
Until there are none left to bloom, 
The bushes green again with loss 
Until we realize each one-day wonder 
Leaves behind its fruit to slowly redden, 
And where before we only saw, each day, 
A single flower, now there are clusters 
 Of glory, ripening rosily among the branches,
 Reminding us a single moment, gone, 
May leave behind effects 
Whose resonance is multiplied 
 In unexpected ways.

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