IV. Maintaining

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             …There’s a joy in it,
the joy of everything
that dances around it,
the milkweeds dangling their old,
goose-bumpy pods,
the Queen Anne’s Lace 
lifting the lacy purses
they have woven
from their blossoms. How could we
have overlooked the beauty
of the tiny, bristled stars
they now carry…

                                          –”Benediction”

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