Genuflection

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She bends,

broken;

life has stripped

all illusory

.

power and prestige

from bandaged

eyes. She knows

now how poor,

.

blind, pitiful

and naked

she has been all

along. So

.

she does

what she should have

done long ago –

genuflects.

Softly

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Softly steals the sun to sleep,

softly sun makes snowbanks weep;

feather-soft is evening breeze,

Winter’s brought to softened knees.

Flexible

Flexible, I lean with wind

and curve before its raging force;

Flexible, I shift when snowflakes

seek to send my path off course.

Flexible, I tilt my head

to follow path of arcing sun;

Flexible, I bow my heart

to Maker, when the day is done.

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Give Seeds Their Wings

Your season of labour ‘neath hot summer sun

Has come to a standstill; the seeds you have won

Are poised on the brink of a wondrous fall fling,

One you can’t control – so

give seeds their wings!