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Lips Stained Crimson with Raspberries.
sunshinesgf

She told me once that the year she went
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to England she painted all her buttons
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yellow so she would remember what the sun felt like.
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She seemed to move everywhere dancing
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and music followed her like leaves on the wind.
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When I first met her, I knew in a moment I would have to
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spend the next few days re-arranging my mind
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so there'd be room for her to stay.
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You're the strangest person I ever met, she said
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and I said you too. We decided
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we'd know each other a long time.
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She said, These are little packets of light- you need
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to plant them early in the year and remember to mark
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where they were because lots of times they look like
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weeds in the beginning.
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I do much better as a goddess, she said, since my secretarial skills have always been limited.
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She wanted to hibernate in winter.
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The birds brought seed and flowers and
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bits of brightly colored string and placed them
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in her hair while she slept so that she would
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remember the wild joy of spring when she finally awoke.
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She kept asking if the stories were true. I kept asking if
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it mattered. We finally gave up. She was looking for
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a place to stand and I wanted a place to fly.
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Just because they die, she said, doesn't mean they go away.
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22 Jun 07

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Thats lovely... I don't fully understand it, but I like it all the same :-)
 — dele

I loved this,
nicest poem I've read in awhile.
I'd only suggest quotation marks L9,10
and for the others possibly rephrasing those areas
to avoid direct quotes, as they would be a little long.
Doesn't really matter, I sailed through just fine.
Jen-
 — jenakajoffer

hey, nice job sunshine.
 — jenakajoffer

thanks a lot dele... and thanks jen, that means a lot to me!!
-s
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you're welcome
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