December 4th

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On a coffee wind my mother sighed

wreathed in the smoke of small fires

Tart orange was her voice

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Peppermint and Chanel Number Five

A kiss of red lipstick rubbed off

Light comes in through bamboo shades

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Danish modern table, ladderback chairs

the Sunday crossword falls to ash

Coffee wind swirls around her head

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Beneath a blooming lemon tree

eucalyptus leaves shaped like dolphins

spin along the ground

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The cremated genie hides in her bottle

Her eyes were never more hazel

than reflected in coffee at dawn

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