In the meantime, today's little ditty was inspired by a memory that I've kept close to my heart for the past seven plus years. It was January, summertime in Sydney, Australia, and the beginning of the school year. My 5 year old was starting Kindergarten. Each morning, we walked up a steep hill on a street lined with Frangipani trees to get to his school. Along the way, he liked to collect the best blossoms from those that had fallen to the ground-- his daily ritual which I accommodated as best I could without being late for the morning bell.
Cradled in his hands
like newborn chicks, Here Mummy,
keep these forever?
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