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Fleeting Moments of Joy
It looks as a quilt, patches of thick, coarse cloth pieced together to provide protection. One leaf. Enormous. Alone. I think of a knight, standing proudly, waiting for the princess of his dreams to appear.
I stop daily, hoping for a happy ending.
One morning, I am greeted by her shy face of pearly white, her skin delicate, her demeanor frail. She beams in the arms of her faithful knight.
When I return to visit the royal couple, so distinguished in this kingdom of drab brown and earthen gray, she is gone. Her knight, dressed in patchy armor, remains.
Tiny Treasures: Discoveries Made Along the Lake Michigan Coast
(Available on this website.)
Copyright 2010 by Mary M. Schmidt
Mary Ellen Miller
8/8/2012 03:02:12 am
I'm trying out ALL the stuff on your website - very cool!
2/5/2013 04:03:14 am
Mary, you are a truly gifted writer!
2/5/2013 05:32:07 am
Mary--You are as gifted a photographer as you are
2/5/2013 05:35:30 am
The pictures of you & Rubin are wonderful!
4/28/2014 03:06:07 am
Just when I thought Mayapples couldn't be any more exciting...
4/28/2014 03:09:01 am
Oh wait--bloodroot, not mayapple. Wow, makes the story even more exciting!
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