Add, Kind, Maple

Written in response to the Living Poetry prompt

Hope

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

Rituals

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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