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She served them bread and honey
after Sundayís psalms were read.
There was no prairie pride inside
her forsaken salt-water soul.

She served them bread and honey
when their world was gumbo or green.
Spring would swing from plant to rant
when time got stuck in the muck.

She served them bread and honey
as dust devils scratched at her door.
In afternoons of fiddle tunes
her tempo tide surged into reels.

She served them bread and honey
as upbeat bees danced on the breeze.
Their collective lives waxed and waned
with no prostration for salvation.

She served them bread and honey
when they were bringing in the sheaves.
Weather vanes forged in their brains
as the harvest hung in Godís balance.

She served them bread and honey
soís not to compete with a treat
that was their cookery claim.
Choosing humble to duck grumbles.

She served them bread and honey
as whiteouts blurred defined lines.
Hard packed snow drifts would lift
into marcelled meringue peaks.

She served them bread and honey
as her kitchen melted away.
In her mindís eye the forever sky
was a true briny blue instead.

For Libby Cassidy in solidarity

Penelope Allen
July 20 2012

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"Tigers bloom where there's oodles of room." Zodiac Zoo


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