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Dwarf Eureka Lemon

By Darrell Coggins


The air is cold,
probing clouds smudge the sky.
dwarfed in terra-cotta
it crouches,
grafted to Flying Dragon stock.
breaking through
the sun’s rays slant low.
Illumed in a breath of light
leaves curl, oily and damp –
folded wings waiting for summer.
glinting like tinted pearl earrings,
consorts of fruit
mimic an ornamental crown.


This poem is a public submission created for Red Room Poetry's New Shoots digital poetry anthology

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