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Parable of House and Broom

The gap between wanting and having is

Great.

What does the house care when brooms

Shake?

The minaret

When the sky breaks

Over it?

Nothing.

The tall trees are whispering to the wind

That they are comely.

The wind brings its tidy joy

And in its wake,

Removes.

from The Heaven-Sent LeafFind it in the library

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Published in Katy Lederer Poems

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