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Jeweled Spring

entering the great Uffizi
to see Botticelli's 
allegory of spring
I sit on the bench
azul Zephyrus blows at Flora
I sit and sketch
viewers come and go
I sit and imagine
Venus and the Graces
 Italian tempera paints of 1482

I look around the ornate hall
my hands sketch memories 
from another storyteller
goddesses I have only
read in books
act iv, scene i
Juno, queen of the gods
fertile and feminine 
summoned by magical Ariel
I know what my
 Jeweled Spring
will look like

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