fallen petals

CameraZOOM-20140608164522591The pale petals

Have fallen on the stone steps.

I have walked down this path a hundred times

Before

And never noticed

How fast they fall

How soon they fade.

I might put them

In the empty jam jar

Whose glass surface

Has been painted with

Acrylic purple violets.

Or I may

Slip them between

The lonely pages

Of a book instead.

A reminder that all beautiful things which die too soon

Will be born again.

-Julie Hamilton

 

 

 

 

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