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Ruth Sabath Rosenthal

Above My Grassy Bed

above my grassy bed
a butterfly
perches on a daisy
sunshine pierces
wing-scrim of amber
squints my eyes
lulls me to slumber
beating beating things
raise my heartbeat
I rouse
the butterfly off
somewhere
in its stead
a buzzing bee
prompting me
off my grassy bed
to head home
musing where
that’ll be
years to come

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