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  • soft summer showers caught me
    looking out my kitchen window
    at a medley of roses
    showing off their petals

    little rose ballerinas
    their dance is slow
    as they mingle and stretch
    amongst themselves

    they are dainty
    vivid, ribald, moving
    a choreographer’s delight
    I can almost hear their secrets

    they whispered "go outside ~
    breathe the clean air ~
    leave the work behind ~
    be alive"

    so I did.
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