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at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Seed Pods

The Color Purple (Iris)

I watched you up close
Sitting quietly on the long neck of a mint green stem
Tightly wrapped like a butterfly in a chrysalis stage.
Touched by the bright morning sunshine
Starting so patiently to unfold,
Lift, spread, and breathe.
The Color Purple.

Deborah Bice

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