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No Daisies
by Dee Sunshine
Monday, July 14, 2003

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In memory of my grandmother who died a painful death and often, it seemed, lived a pointless life.


















NO DAISIES
(for my grandmother)


Arid, this acid soil:
Silver-grey, it whips in the wind
Like ash from dead cigarettes.

The pines have soaked the goodness
From the land
And nothing else grows here:
No grass, no daisies;
Not even the wild pink foxgloves
Whose bells would steal our wishes.

Even the lichen, crusted on your headstone
Has withered: dry and dusty,
It crumbles to my finger
Which traces the weathered letters
Of your name.

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