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Poem by Cindy Bousquet Harris

Updated: Jul 24, 2023

Photo, close-up of a pink lotus flower, its petals light, medium, and dark pink in sunlight, image by Free-Photos, on Pixabay.

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Another Way of Blooming

Response to writing prompt by R. Soos, on Poetry Super Highway:

“Pay attention and write a poem today.”

One at a time, please:

sense the gentleness of evening, understand that you belong.

Remember to share

your time, joy, hope – even woods and stars need hope.

Take turns

instead of going down the same old road.

Keep your hands to yourselves;

unless, of course, you’re helping someone.

Look around,

something may have started to bloom – or you started to notice.

(Previously shared on Poetry Super Highway’s Facebook page, April, 2019.)

Cindy Bousquet Harris is a poet, a licensed marriage and family therapist, and the editor of Spirit Fire Review. Her poems can be found, or are forthcoming, in Nostos, Unlost Journal, MacQueen’s Quinterly, Pomona Valley Review, Inlandia: A Literary Journey, and in several anthologies, including Poemeleon’s Over the Moon. She’s lead poetry workshops for adults and at-risk youth, and has curated anthologies of young people’s poetry. She lives in Southern California with her husband and their children. You can reach her at:

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