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WINTER 2019-2020


Hope Terris


I watch while breakfasting
My cat in the yard
His black fur glistening
Against the rose blossoms
And verdant green
Of June

I eat    sharing
Toast and Irish butter with the puppy
Worshiping at my feet
Such devotion

I break open a clementine
A scent of sunshine permeates the air
And the parrot moves to the
Edge of his cage
Taking my offering
So we can partake

Such is my
On a summer morning

Hope Terris lives and works on Long Island. She teaches college students English and Creative Writing. She enjoys painting and drawing as well as writing.













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