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Poetry by Kim Ports Parsons

Golden Purslane

The seed packet promises fifty days

of golden-hued leaves among the greens,

larger and more upright in its ways

than its wild cousin, gangly and fey,

which seeds itself, stretching grayish green.

The seed packet promises fifty days

crisp and brightly flavored, swallowtails 

who pause, drift away, beetles who scurry unseen

beneath the large, upright, golden displays,

leaving spirograph designs in the loam, arrays

of hidden...

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