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    [post_content] => She prophesies the new spring,
her white dress, her bent head
in shame of the bland beauty
she has. Her veined hands
point to the sky, she is growing
in bundles, she’s showing us spring.
    [post_title] => The First Flower To Bloom
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The First Flower To Bloom

Amelia Doherty

She prophesies the new spring,
her white dress, her bent head
in shame of the bland beauty
she has. Her veined hands
point to the sky, she is growing
in bundles, she’s showing us spring.