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Sealey Chapbk Challenge-13

The Drunken Petunia-Ellie

It rained last night

And the petunias got drunk

With their purple faces

Shining like midnight stars

They lapped up heaven’s wine

Without an ounce of guilt

They are trying to pretend

It didn’t happen

By looking bright and beautiful

But I can tell

Their breath smells

Like God’s winery.

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Chapbook Challenge-day 3

One poem from As the Day Dawns

The Lake – Ellie Newbauer. .

Rousing from its slumber,

it cuddles in its blanket of mist.

An early morning breeze skitters,

and fitfully drops,

to caress its satin body.

The glassy water responds

to the whispering lover,

so close for an instant the two are one.

They separate, and the fickle gust hurries on

to spread its rippled secrets

to the farther shore.

As the misty shroud dissolves,

shadows fall,

heralding the coming sun.

Diamonds burst forth,

and in a tap, slide, turn,

they gaily dance the day away

to the lapping rhythm

of the flowing waters.

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