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Parable of House and Broom

The gap between wanting and having is


What does the house care when brooms


The minaret

When the sky breaks

Over it?


The tall trees are whispering to the wind

That they are comely.

The wind brings its tidy joy

And in its wake,


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Published in Katy Lederer Poems

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