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Spring Cleaning

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Spring Cleaning

I've been skipping the sidewalks
of my latter poems,

inhaling jasmine
with open lungs-
but sneering at imagery flaws
with a certain hostility
bullies claim
cursing at fallen language,
snubbing punctuation

then suddenly, quite unexpectedly
it bloomed in me,
perfection will always be          over there
just ten spaces away
from pen's reach 

So I succumb to humility
and adore the cracks 
my heart so carefully construed
with her bare hands

yes, falws and all

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  1. Date: 7/21/2009 6:29:00 AM
    Melissa, what a fabulous write. It is so true. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/28/2009 1:08:00 AM
    isn't that right! truly inspiring... ~ Arany