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Mother Milkweed

Contributed by Larry Schug

Whispy white hair blowing wild
as milkweed silk,
more beautiful than she’s ever been;
she thinks back to the May of her life
among black-eyed susans, blue-eyed grass,
chamomile and clover,
how she held a chrysalis then,
as only one who’s been chosen
by a fluttering, floating life
can hold a fluttering, floating life.

- Larry Schug, June 2015

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