Thursday, January 3, 2013

Butterfly Bush

 by Carolyn Cecil


Forget the squabbles,

the mothering you did,

the cat who died.  


Your goldfish confidante,

finally found

floating on his side.


Forget the lost look

of childhood, Dad leaving,

sad nights awake.


You grew yourself 

from tattered seed to 

blossom like a


butterfly bush in spring,

inviting a flutter 

of praise.
copyright 2012,  Carolyn Cecil 
 Carolyn Cecil has been writing poetry for ten years.  She participates in a monthly 
poetry critique group where she is based in Baltimore.  Her poetry has 
been published in The Broadkill Review, Poet's Ink, More Stories 
Website, Loyalhanna Review and The Gunpowder Review.  She will read from
 her work on March 21, 2013 at Third Thursday, Takoma Park Community 
Center, Takoma Park, Md.  

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