dogwood petals

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dogwood petals fall
onto spring grass 
growing
growing spring green
paint the new 
with pink petals

robin drops
onto ground
into splash of
pink spray
spray dogwood petals

blue tailed salamanders
play tag 
scurry through 
growing grass 
growing
mounds of dogwood petals

wind blows
dogwood petals
gently float
squirrels climb 
dogwood limbs
dogwood petals fall

i walk through yard
comfortable
lazily looking 
return to porch
look at feet
dogwood petals
in my hair
stuck on bottom of bare feet
dogwood flower petals
in my hair
on the bottoms of my feet…

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