Outside, the Silent Garden

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Contributor: Jason Sturner

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and rain.
Silent flowers under thunder.
She tends the garden
by staring through the window.

A downpour of thoughts
mixing daydreams and doubt,
splash in her mind
and channel off.

The green in her eyes
runs down her cheeks,
like unripe berries
falling and bouncing out of sight.

She’s waiting for new scenery
with laughter in her pockets.
The hair across her shoulders

And the heartbeat beneath her skin
waits patiently
for his kiss.

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Jason Sturner was born in Harvey, Illinois, and raised in the western suburbs of Chicago. He has published three books of poetry: Kairos, 10 Love Poems, and Selected Poems 2004-2007 (all available as free downloads; see website). He resides in Wheaton, Illinois and works as a botanist at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle. Website: www.jasonsturner.blogspot.com


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