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Gerry Loose
Hibiscus

throw it all up in the air it’ll come down
scarlet hibiscus scarlet rose mallow

it’ll come down in threes & sevens
narrow palmate leaves & serrated lobes

one day it’ll come down five
petalled flowers each lasting one day

nectar for the ruby throated humm
ingbird I’ve never seen

one three five & seven such a-
symmetry it’ll come flashing down

the ripped up years never
asking if anyone’s there

 

 

 

 

 

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