Add, Kind, Maple

Written in response to the Living Poetry prompt


She added something blue
To her maple chest
Thinking about the kind man
She was about to marry
And hoping for a happy life


That cranky farmer of the
“Good fences make good neighbors” philosopy
Did not add to the general welfare
Or become a kind presence in his community

He could have tapped the maple trees
With his neighbors in the late spring
In a communal ritual
Going back generations

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