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The Orchid

03.15.17 Posted in today's words by

Sue Davis Gabbay’s most recent poem to appear here was “Weaving Potent Words” (January 2017)

The Orchid
By Sue Davis Gabbay

Do you know, Miguel
what that orchid meant?
For seventy years I’ve treasured
that memory.
You returned to Bogotá
You did not forget.
The orchid came
on my sixteenth birthday.
Do you remember, Miguel
Or are you dust
like the orchid?

2 Responses to “The Orchid”

  1. A good question. What’s important? The happening or the memory?

  2. Charlene james says:

    Truly lovely poem

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