Porch Swing

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If you add a skylight
we can watch the moon
wane and swell
as we sway on the porch swing
safe between bookend children

Blanketed by dogwood blossoms
we’ll watch for streaming meteors
as the cicadas hang from the screen
singing about patience
and time’s inescapable spill

April 24, 2013
Julie Ayers
NaPoWriMo #24

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