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To Bloom in Hard Places

for even today
populations gather
and take in the abandoned
the boarded up
and unclaimed places
of the heart

to bloom in hard places
is not an easy task
but humanity does it
the prickly pear does it
the cracks in our foundation
can produce the tiniest
of…

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Samantha Lazar

Poetry, fiction, and essays in celebration of being a Mom, Wife, Educator, Writer, & Lover of Life.