powder puff fragrance,
soft, delicate petals of pink,
rough textured leaves -

a crescent moon,
a slanted roof,
a row of hollyhocks hides the scene

a two-holer outhouse next to the pig pen,
out the dirt path,
past the smoke house,
fifty yards this side of the barn.

Sears-Roebuck catalogues,
flower-seed order books,

several trips per day -
sometimes hurried,
usually not.
quiet time in the outhouse,
where a farm woman dreams

  Marilyn (LaraOct7@aol.com)


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Rosebush On A Hill

Basketful of Memories

Old Woman On A Bench

Cornfield Maze


Autumn Leaves in Haiku

Pete And Zete

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