Poems and Petals

I placed several of the petals
between the pages of
Favorite Love Poems of All Time

To get the pressing affect
I stacked on it Rosen’s
Scientific Explorations: The
World Through a Microscope
One-thousand and eighty pages

Then for more weight I added
Michaelson’s Worlds of Our
Greatest Composers
Eight-hundred and seventy pages
Weight enough I would say

Now I wait seven days
then release the science
and the music to get to
what’s left – the
poems and the petals

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Bill McCloud is a poetry editor for the Right Hand Pointing literary journal and is the poetry reviewer for Vietnam Veterans of America. His poetry book, The Smell of the Light, reached #1 on The Oklahoman’s “Oklahoma Bestsellers List." His poems have appeared in Oklahoma Today and the Oklahoma English Journal. He is a faculty member of William Bernhardt’s annual WriterCon, presenting sessions on writing and publishing poetry.

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