ACCEPTANCE
(For Travis)

Today your pink azaleas bloomed.
Baby leaves were born again
on my popcorn tree.
Singing sparrows came to feed
from your gourd.
Toad eyed me cautiously
when I touched the rosebud
by the fence.


I saw you wink at me
behind the rainbow.
Tears sprinkled my garden.
The sun smiled.

Goodbye, my love.



Copyright 1983 Ruth Gillis

Previously published in Potpourri February 1994

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