“Seattle Tears”

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Melba misses Seattle "tears" especially in the Arizona heat!

“Seattle Tears”

Seattle’s tears bring


Emerald beauty, sing,


Blue sky days of June.

Hopeful souls dream.

Pink trees bloom. Become carpet.

Rude wind.

Soulful dark clouds

fluff white.

Reveal summer’s coming.

Do not acknowledge

the sunshine

so as not to scare it away.

By Melba Walton

Melba Walton—Zen poet—recently moved to Arizona but is still “a Seattleite at heart”—even misses our rain!

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