Post # 644 [poesie] APOTHEOSIS

The leaf dry rustling thru the breezy arbor
The subtle impress of a cool infant kiss
The stream’s quick chortle over its rock bed
The snap-hard taste of orange chocolate

The raucous din of children at playtime
The buzz- stiff buzzing of bumblebees
The adoring looks of the quietly loving
The tart-sweet taste of June cherries

The cheek’s soft touch of warm sunbeam
The smells: newly sawn wood and baked bread
The quick chin-lick of a small, furry kitten
The immense relief at a friend’s good diagnosis

The closing of the cover of a much-loved book
The wine glass of cold bubbly, Prosecco
The sitting midst’ loved ones for dinner
The soft utter surrender to a cool pillow.


Leonard N. Shapiro 1/3/22

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Retired from the practice of law'; former Editor in Chief of Law Review; Phi Beta Kappa; Poet. Essayist Literature Student and enthusiast.

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