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Magnolia

the best first tree to climb
be nice to her branches
take every step with love
do not be rough but hold
strong with a smooth sure hand
then be still long enough
to feel the promise breathe
into your body: each
favor you give to me
I will return to you
tenfold in the form of
sweet clean pink cream petals


Poem by Emma Hodges
Photo by Flickr/Liz West