Moonflowers

moonflowers,

like little saints
who scrub and plow,
and bake and kiss,
take tickets, make change,
work two jobs,
and do it again
tomorrow,

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like secret poets,
who expose their vulnerable,
quivery souls
scribbling truths
they hide in drawers,

exude their fragrance
without spotlight,
audience,
applause,
even,
especially,
in the
dark

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