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The moon and the flowers,
forty-nine years,
        walking around, wasting time.

Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827)

Cypress tree at sunset
J & D Richardson - Photography is Art

late August

Let me enjoy
this late-summer day of my heart
while the leaves are still green
and I won't look so close
as to see that first tint
of pale yellow slowly creep in.
I will cease endless running
and then look to the sky
ask the sun to embrace me
and then hope she won't tell
of tomorrows less long than today.
Let me spend just this time
in the slow-cooling glow
of warm afternoon light
and I'd think
I will still have the strength
for just one more
last fling of my heart.

Jonathan Bohrn (1998)  
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