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Spring 2005, vol 3 no 1

Shisan: First Snow

first snow -
turning on the lights
at one o'clock
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in dark velvet stillness,
the twinkle of stars

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from silky straps
down her shoulders
a primrose blossoms
b'oki
on the park swing
an old man pushes off
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across the bay
our new sailboat bobs up
on a wave
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kissing champagne
from his wet lips
b'oki
in each others' arms
rock and roll becomes
a slow dance
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the wooden ceiling fan
whirs ever faster
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out on the porch
a fresh breeze wakes
the hound dog
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the faded wicker chair
painted pink at sunset
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fallen grapes
purple the dirt road
on the way home
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in silence, a full moon
spills through the gate
b'oki
   
Adelaide B Shaw
b'oki
Hortensia Anderson
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