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Memorial Park


A bronze, winged man holding an olive branch

emerges from his fountain and war-torn stance


Deco fence reflects St. Johns River ripples

Cotton tops reveal taut nipples


Weary jogger sucks the air

Bluejay announces his high-n-mighty affair


Golden Pup sniffs the grass for savory gems 

His human on her phone fights for amends 


River sparkles do a dance meant to be seen

like pom poms promising victory 


An older woman bends to fix her sock

greeting me warmly as if there’s no clock


Leaves flutter with the breeze

Sun thaws the back of my knees


Each scene engraves its mark

vying for remembrance at Memorial Park



© Candice Reineke 2022






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Candice Reineke

Thu 24th Mar 2022 02:07

Thanks for your kind words, Russell 🙏🏽

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Russell Jacklin

Wed 23rd Mar 2022 11:35

Got that picture firmly in my head, great descriptions, especially 'An older woman bends to fix her sock' seen that so many times😀

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