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We spent enough time in the shade of sidewalks,
feet and hands stained in blackberry juice

to have absorbed the sunlit fences, and how they would thread
without knowing, without ever looking up
until houses vanished,
and telephone wires disappeared into clouds.
We could feel the nondescript flow
between the air and grooves of our skin.

But we were still young enough; it being Spring,
and early yet in the evening, to be left as we were
for a moment  --  
the distance blurring, the sky and field
shedding shades to emerge as one,
closing together like a palm had laid down to rest over us.
The flutter about the trees
unconcerned with being petals,
leaves, or butterflies.
Can't seem to concentrate lately. . .
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blinklessINK Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2018   Writer
Wonderful. The last three lines especially, what a great image to leave the reader pondering with. Well done.
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Moonbeams Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2018
Thank you so much.  I'm glad this successfully came out as I had intended.  
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RJBG Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2018
Excellent work!
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Moonbeams Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2018
Thank you so much.  
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beeswingblue Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2018   Writer
I love this; the imagery especially is great. The only thing I might consider doing is taking out "as we moved." It hit me as extraneous -- it's implied, and you don't need it. Anyway, that's just my thoughts. :heart:
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Moonbeams Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2018
You're right, it does make for a smoother read without.  And thank you for commenting, it means so much.   I'm happy you enjoyed this.  
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beeswingblue Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018   Writer
Rereading this -- it's so lovely. :heart: And glad you found something useful in what I wrote.
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Moonbeams Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018
I always appreciate helpful insight, and thank you so much for the time.  :  )  
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