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A Rose

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.

As a rose fades
it's scent grows sweeter.
Petals turn to paper ... it dies.
In that perfect span of space –
between birth and decay –
The spirit of a lifetime lies.

Published October 2005


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