LAUREL LEAVES POETRY


Monthly Poetry Magazine



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POET AND POEMS OF THE MONTH


MR. JACOB ISAAC, M.A., LIT. D.



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The Perfect Canvas

by Genie Nakano & Amelia Fielden (USA / AUSTRALIA)

 

sunshine sails

through unclouded blue

no snow on board ―

my wounds have healed

leaving no scars behind

 

what’s not there

to like about a day

when the ice

is melting from the front steps

as we set out hand in hand

 

no more secrets

take off those woollen gloves,

skin to skin

let’s stroll around the lake

where plum trees are in bud

 

pushing through

the dark winter months

crocuses

white purple yellow

beneath leafless elms

 

black branches

framing an empty sky,

the perfect canvas

for whatever

one wants to become

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