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Image: "Toadstools" By Ruth Calder Murphy (Arciemme)


- By Ruth Calder Murphy -

You fling yourselves upwards,


with joyful abandon,

never caring

one whit

that this is it -

a single day for you to shine

your fragile lanterns

and provide places

for faeries

to sit.

Your impromptu forest

in the grass

will not last -

is quickly gone -

leaving traces of magic

where there was none…

And yet,

you stand,


your spirited springing -

your leaping to life -

bringing hope to every mundane moment

and winking Divinity

at every dormant possibility.

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