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A Young Poet

by Jane Miller

For begging beauty
one can hardly blame the artist

sleeping like butter in the sun
taking no action for action

some prefer being a yellow rose petal 
I learned when I traveled

the young poet saying a prayer
is a form of panic

Copyright 2011 by Jane Miller. Used with permission of the author.
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