RAINE REFLECTIONS

Garden


She knelt in the garden


a watering can beside her


plucking deadheads


from the flowers


that she grew


tucking them into her apron


she brushed her hands


of the dirt


and gently watered the plants


new faces would rise again


and smile for a while


in the warm sun


before the wilting displeasure


claimed them too


© Christopher Raine

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