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Photo by Geoff Gowan

Why is there a night?
So glad day can break anew
With morning glories.


Why is there a dawn?
So eggs be laid for breakfast
Calling hands to work.

And why a sunrise?
So colors’ glory can sing
Vivid breezy tunes.

Charlene James-Duguid
Amissville, Virginia


Why is there a night? So we can feel the light
Of distant stars — and maybe Jupiter and Mars….

Geoff Gowan