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Queen Anne's Lace

A poem

Queen Anne's Lace

Queen Anne's lace dandies up

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a ditch, like embroidered hankies

in a farmer's pocket.

Such tiny seed-pearl petals

seem hand-sewn by

seraphim to their purple

centers – yet they thrive

in common places, fine as tatted

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borders blanket-stitched to burlap.


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