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Life Arts    H4'ed 7/1/21

Strawberries (poem)

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The guests arrive with strawberries
There is conversation in the living room
There are questions
There are topics and wine

A funny story Laughter Another story
And there are nuts in a bowl
There are nice smells
From the kitchen

There are woven baskets
Hanging from the rafters
There are embroidered pillows
There is the sun setting over the sea

There is shared anger
At the lies of government
Someone asks How did you two meet?
There is shared humor

There are moments when
Something someone says
Catches someone off guard
Like a bird bursting

From someone's mouth
There are little lights in people's eyes
That flicker and shine
And there is easy laughter

Then the guests leave
The hosts retire
And the house is
Back to the way it always is

When nobody is awake
Everything relaxes
And the sound of the ocean
Arrives with strawberries

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Gary Lindorff is a poet, writer, blogger and author of several nonfiction books, a collection of poetry, "Children to the Mountain" and a memoir, "Finding Myself in Time: Facing the Music" Over the last few years he has begun calling (more...)

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