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Poetry Friday : July 22, 2016.

She waits
Gently swinging
back and forth
Slowly sipping
cool, sweet tea
The air hangs heavy–
peonies
lemon grass
and magnolias
Two butterflies
dance upon a zephyr
A brave cottontail
hops close by
Robins
pull their breakfast
And a sparrow
chirps his song
But no one knows
what the groaning creaks
of the old wood swing
foretell
as morning shadows
grow shorter
and shorter
She waits

©  2016 Alice Nine


Inspired by a journal entry I wrote while leisurely enjoying an early morning on the screened-in porch of my dear friend in Tennessee.

Thank you Books 4 Learning for hosting this week’s round-up of poetry.

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