Gift From a Friend

I got polka-dotted today, at the parkpolka dotted rain

Under the clouds

Next to the ducks eating bread

Next to the pale lavender brown egret

                 that came for a visit.

I’ve never been polka-dotted

Before today

Before Jaymie showed me how.

What wonder what delight

                       these 26 letters bring me;

               how they tumbleweed

                             through my brain

          over my knuckles

                        and out my fingers.

What joy to receive such a gift

Such a gift from an unknown friend

The gift of a verb, all wrapped up in brown and green

                 mine to hold and share

            whenever I want.


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