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  • May 24, 2021
(Courtesy of Lauren Lee)

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wrinkles shift beneath tattered sand

bushy bristles curve in gentle slopes

pointed high towards the evening sky

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chirps crowd the dewy air 

Mixed with the melody of a howl 

hoots pierce the clouds,

twisting and slipping between fluffy snow

like a dainty blunt needle

clicking a tat-tat briskly against its twin 

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springs of fuchsia paint the stars

smears of a galaxy of lights dot the inky blackness of the mountains’ silhouettes

trills coat the sigh 

dropping like a wayward slip of a leaf from its guardian oak tree

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plink

plunk 

deep within the senior’s breast, a cackling fire raged 

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