April 23, 2010

NaPoWriMo Day 23

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I drove your car out
to real Texas, to the
lavender hills, paler
and thinner than usual-
my first southern
summer, my first
drought year.

We got lost on the farm
roads, lost in a good
way, two
best friends and
adventure, a story
for chick-lit paperbacks
and TV movies.

Sweated our hearts out in
the hills, cut sprigs,
bought potted plants and
lavender-flavored
lavender-scented
everything.

A week later, my plant
was dead.

Six months after the
lavender, you left and
a year after that
you were married but
I never even saw the announcement - I
had planned to wear
purple to your wedding.

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