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The pears on the kitchen counter
are probably ripe by now,
and the basil in the raised bed
ready to be ground into another batch of pesto.
Perhaps the coneflowers and gayfeather have bloomed,
and certainly the morning glory vines
have locked the back gate.
But when I return, the afternoon sun will glow
through the west windows
as it always does.
©Mary Lee Hahn, 2016