fragrance

magnolia
The magnolias make me sad
they remind me of all that has passed
by this place; how much has changed
while i, solemn and patient, have
seen it grow, bloom, and litter the
ground with its thick leaves
children now grown
lovers moved on
beloveds departed and here
here i stand, solemn and patient
waiting to feel that hand touch
my cheek, to whisper words
that will thaw me, warm me back
to life, embrace me and comfort me
they have all moved on, scattered
to the winds, like the waxy
blossoms from the boughs overhead
i know they dance somewhere
while i wait, solemn and patient
(i dream of you)
ceg 4.8.2020

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