of rain pouring through thick and tangled branches.
The women leave their business card.
This guy stays hopeful, appearing every month.
He makes a strong case: disease, fungus—
You know that breeze you love so much?
We’re in hurricane territory, Lady.
You want that giant through your roof? Remember
the tornado that blew through?
We’ve been through all this. He’s a hunk.
Dancing eyes. Golden skin. Muscles.
I cross the lawn. I stand close.
The top of my head barely reaches his shoulder.
I tip it back. Our eyes lock.
“Go away,” I say. And he does.
Peggy Seely's writing style has changed over many decades since she began putting her thoughts, imaginings, and experiences on paper. Her more recent work has been referred to as "little stories". Her words have been widely shared through workshops, small presses, anthologies, and her favorite thing, poetry readings.
This collection, the third released by FootHills Publishing, is nature-inspired. She spends summers beside a small lake in central New York state, winters where beaches are nearby. She says if a flower, tree, bird or animal is even mentioned, you'll find that poem here.
TOO MANY VASES,
NOT ENOUGH FLOWERS
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