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Lake Effect, Spring 2006, Volume 10, Tiger Lilies

Francine Marie Tolf

Tiger Lilies

 

Like King David, they have drunk
the wine of astonishment.
 

Mouths open wide,
they lean toward me in this alley,
swearing the world is good,
 

that it is easy to live
on fire, unnoticed,
and do nothing put praise.

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