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tulip 

tulip pushed its way thru

today

(bulbs planted 2 yrs ago

gophers got

all the blossoms)

 

the lilac is blooming

stunning

against steel gray sky

 

so tired after working

laid down for a nap

beneath the blankets

I pulled the scab

out of my bellybutton incision

 

dreamt of green shoots

black earth

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Stephanie Silvia

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Stephanie Silva directed her own modern dance company in New York City and is a student of American poet Diane di Prima. She teaches movement and writing.

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