Colleen M. Farrelly

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fat drops prattle on
the roof antagonizing
and punching my backyard ferns

powerless to fight
back like U.N. peacekeepers
standing watch in Kigali

*
April’s gentle breeze
coaxes young bromeliads
to show their reds and purples

from a winter’s sleep
I drink in the scent of life
restoration after war

Colleen M. Farrelly © 2018