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A Green Shirt

Peggy Claire is half cowboy and half Southern Belle. She was born in New Mexico and raised in New Orleans. She has made her final home as far South and West as she could get (and still be in the United States) in San Diego. With the exception of a few years spent as a singer/songwriter, her penchant for writing poetry has been a private matter. Until now.

This is a simple pledge fulfilled
It's deep green – echoing your eyes –
represents primal life, health
and new beginnings
Accept my good faith
Wear it with ease
For, above all, I am certain
that what was ever considered a gift
should never become a burden.

— 1987

Published March 2006


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