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rose hopkins Jun 21
Long days, short nights
Green trees, blue skies
Bird song and butterflies.
Tuning letters like strings
the words are reformed
The rhyme and the meter
the rhythm reborn

Each vowel and each consonant
together in line
No commas or periods
to block or confine

The meaning inherent
and left unexplained
restated once over
a blinding refrain

To put in the file
the future in bold
the verses in couplets
—the reading on hold

(Dreamsleep: May, 2022)
rose hopkins May 4
We watch
The dandelion clocks
Shake their perfect orbs
And release
Their seeds
To dance away
And flower again
Another day.
Late spring
rose hopkins Apr 1
When every conversation
Begins with a challenge
And the truth
Is obscured
By a lie.
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