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Snapping angrily with the breeze,
Her garden flags keep perfect time
In check, harkening to a clime
Of new found buds on ancient trees.

"Their bayous just will not suffice!
Their magnolias are not as sweet
As fallen blossoms in the street, 
Where cherries paid the basin's price!"

No sad take-outs with one table.        
    No corner stands with rent-a-bikes.
        No city, one-bed salary.

Her former life is now fable.
    No where to go when passion strikes
        Is now the greatest injury.

 

(Reflections on the 4/25/1993 LGBT march in DC. I was lucky to get the same syllables per line: no, it's NOT perfectly metrical. I also used her instead of him or me.)

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dr_con

Absolutely love this. The sense of frustration the cognitive comparing of then and now, the implied disappointment. And the last line, that pulls it all together. Really good work. TY Marti!

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dcmarti1
5 hours ago, dr_con said:

Absolutely love this. The sense of frustration the cognitive comparing of then and now, the implied disappointment. And the last line, that pulls it all together. Really good work. TY Marti!

Juris

Thank you, as always, for reading. DC was my mainly rhyming period, so I wanted to have a "somewhat" unique pattern. Frustration is an accurate reading. 🙂

Just FYI: the basin is the Tidal Basin near the Jefferson Memorial and the cherry trees. BTW, the first wedding I was asked to officiate was held there!

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tonyv
On 4/25/2019 at 3:30 PM, dr_con said:

Absolutely love this. The sense of frustration the cognitive comparing of then and now, the implied disappointment. And the last line, that pulls it all together. Really good work. TY Marti!

Juris

Very nice assessment! Yes, there is that frustration, and I get it! I only have one thing to offer, and that is that everything will be okay.

Tony


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dcmarti1
1 hour ago, tonyv said:

Very nice assessment! Yes, there is that frustration, and I get it! I only have one thing to offer, and that is that everything will be okay.

Tony

That means a lot to me, Tony, and I am NOT joking. It really does. Thank you.

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