last ditch effort

 

 

walking gravel road

thistles, dandelions wave

butterfly garden

painted ladies and sulphurs

taste weeds before go to seeds

 

 

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photo by lynn

life’s rough edges

With precious memories of my husband’s mother, Tillie

 

languid, slowed-down flight

faded tiger swallowtail

wings frayed, summer’s end

 

aging farmwife rests

memories bound in wheelchair

mind frays as years pass

 

love sees the beauty

blond boy sings in gramma’s lap

fray with long goodbye

 

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chrysalis

– for Leanne

caterpillar worm

eating way thru milkweed leaves

inches slowly on

 

stops to shed dead skin

hope curls inside dark cocoon

change from inside out

 

miracle in time

to emerge as butterfly

delicate wings rise

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“He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end.”  

-from wisdom book of Ecclesiastes 3:11