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it is spring
there are flowers everywhere.
joyous
stretching
kissing the light
shocking colors that only god can make

i memorize them, for darker days.
wild
as they are.


at dusk
they fold inward.
sleeping until dawn.


my soul opens into the night
it is peaceful
the air is thicker,
closer to my skin somehow


coyotes running free
singing to one another
and to me