Poppies

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at the edge of June,

a painting in the living room,

flowers,

planted in the garden,

red that makes no apologies,

red that holds out

memories,

of war,

or heroes,

of fathers,

who painted

poppies,

at the edge,

of some June,

a long time

ago.

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