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Photo by T. Banow


Ephemeral Ballerina

The burst, bloom, and wilt
are found on a blossom breeze
by the bowing heads of peonies
from silky orbs of nectar, en pointe
tutus of fuchsia and alabaster
pirouetting in the June sun
a bravura of petals
until the grand-plié
scattering the ground below

By Tiffany Banow