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A Hundred Gourds 4:3 June 2015

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Peace Lily

too late
to start over…

even the stems
of my peace lily
have turned




this baggage
I no longer wish
to carry…

the last downpour
from torrential skies




colourless
I skim through life
like a ripple...

could I have loved
you




whisking
my heart to a standstill...

after all these years
the well has drawn
empty




the echo
of a faraway bird
reaches me...

someday I'll find it
in my heart to forgive




Shloka Shankar
& Christine L. Villa




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