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Chapter 3 – A Child

13 Sep

A child wanders

Carelessly, wistfully

Through Easter egg hunts

And back yard barbeques

To the shade of a sapling

She sits beneath—awkward, pliant

Branches—shooting upward

In all directions

A young woman returns

To familiarity, to family

She is cautious and her future doubtful

Under a canopy of green she sleeps

Her universe leafened and starless

Chapter 2 – The Market Place

12 Sep

Strawberry stained

Summer rain

A gypsy woman asks my name

“your future” she says

“for a fee”

All I have is the twenty marks

She asks of me

Wearing her wealth in fine and weighty


She never minded that I could not speak

Her language

In her dark hands she held mine and

Read the story on my palm

My destiny

“Autumn approaches and soon

Her leaves will cover the ground

From this land, you must be gone

For what I say is true –

If you stay in one place too long

Autumn’s leaves will cover you!”

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