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  • Ellen K. Reichman


It’s all poetry

Every moment, every sound

It’s all poetry

We’re all poets

Especially children

Listen. listen. listen.

Watch me. Watch me. Watch me.

My father used to say I was the harbinger of spring

Signs of buds blossoming all around

See me, touch me, hear me

We’re all poets

we bloom, fade, bloom

Over and over again

See us, touch us, hear us

It’s all poetry


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