Bygones ©1996

Bygones ©1996 2017-08-15T17:36:02+00:00

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Bygones

The lilac blooms I had pressed kisses from
but a day or two before
began to wilt and rust.

I meant to cut them off,
but there were too many
and though the petals had browned,
the still-green stems resisted.

In a moment I decided to let them alone —
and when I did,
when I did that
Irene,
I let bygones be bygones
and surrendered something,
as beauty does in wrinkled faces,
as youth does to older graces.

 

JpTucker

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