The purple coneflower, broken by a black lab
excited to see our van pull into the drive
laid twisted and forlorn in the grass,
so I gathered a bouquet
of coral bells, oregano bloom,
fireweed and the broken coneflower
into a crystal vase
made in 1890, but chipped on its base.
Imperfect beauty shared
is beautiful perfection.
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