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My mom

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My mom

I think she knows a thing
about living, of love, a generous line
She builds shelters from sand,
mixes sugar with water for humming
bird wine. In her home she sets
shells out for wayward crustaceans. She 
builds lean-tos of palm fronds and plantains, 
sea glass and chards; she photographs 
chalice blooms. Her cupboard doors
are lined with fingerprint dreams - 
maps of unchartered seas, blue
and green.  Yet the wind finds
its way in, through louvered 
screens. It hides by the bookshelves
counting pennies and seeds. 
Each night, still she sets 
out her intention, shakes out 
the sheets, and sighs 
into the wind.

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  1. Date: 2/15/2013 5:11:00 PM
    Lara, hope you are well... stopping by to say HI!:-) Congratulations with your featured poem of the week. Always~ PD"

  1. Date: 2/13/2013 8:29:00 AM
    Mom and nature. Great idea. Congrats on the selection. daver

  1. Date: 2/4/2013 8:33:00 PM
    I like this poem Lara, it is utterly beautiful, wish I could see what else lays behind those eyes, guess I'll just wait and see, have a nice evening xxx