Linda Mitchell and Margaret Simon

Linda Mitchell
Half-Hearted Love

Half-Hearted Love
By Margaret Simon

Inspiration piece

Butterflies open wings
gripping cellophane shells.

Overnight the light changed,

a metamorphosis for the season.
Paperwhite blossoms pop on grass.

The yellow house with the wrap-around

porch flies an American flag in the midst
of rusty farming equipment set in a circle
like a sculpture garden, garden of ghosts
hanging low on moss-covered oaks
twisting my words in the wind,
“What’s love got to do with it?” 

I give my love every day,

a slice of chocolate,

a soft rose petal 
oh, yes, this 

poem is 





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