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Sebastian Socorro
Literature Editor

There was once the will of a flower

Who with every petal shed

Filled the earth with shades of red

There was once the song of a tufted titmouse

Who with every whistle’s echo

Filled the earth with glee

There was once the smell of living moss

Who with every patch of dirty green

Filled the earth with healthy debris

There was once the sweetness of a mango tree

Who with every dropped drupe

Filled the earth with savoury fruit

There was once the smoothness of lone limestone

Who with every idle boulder

Filled the earth with sturdy shelter

There was once the will of a flower 

Who with every petal plucked

Lost the life it once gave

Originally Published on www.bandersnatch.ca Vol.49 Issue 13 on April 15th, 2020