First Day Of Summer

Dawn— early morning light
Filters through leaves,
Grass damp with dew—
A full moon hangs bright.
Flowers, dormant since autumn,
Bloom brilliant, colors enticing.
A woman walks in her garden
Enjoying the fragrant air
Smelling, touching, absorbing
The shapes, colors, beauty
Of her flowers.  She lifts her
Awakening eyes towards
The magical moon—and slips
On wet grass. A bone cracks.

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