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POEM: Petals

Petals

“that which would kill you /
bursts into flowers”
— Jessica Smith

Soshin immortalized
an iris on the page.
She herself gone
at twenty-seven.
You & I seek
the same permanence;
faces turned toward the sun
till a breeze carries us away.

/ / /

Jason Crane
19 February 2020
State College PA

Published in Buddhism My poems Poetry

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