Fugue with a Robin & Dogwood

Just that lone robin preening. That lone robin preening
in the old dogwood's branches.
  Just the rust colored chest
of that lone robin preening
in the dogwood's bud-tipped branches.
  
Those branches
whose buds have just opened. Just the rust colored chest
of that lone robin preening
    and the pink of those just-opened buds.
  
Those buds on the dogwood's old branches, that robin
still preening, those branches
     still pink with young blossom.
  
Just an old dogwood's branches and that lone robin preening.
Just its rust colored chest
   in that dogwood's old branches,
those branches so pinked with young blossom.
Tunes on a Broken Harmonica
Britton Shurley
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Tunes on a Broken Harmonica

Britton Shurley

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