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I found a vase today
in a flea market downtown.
It was brown and heavy
and more perfect than nature.
It stood like it was made
from clay scraped from
the bottoms of my boots,
sculpted in the salty surf,
battered until it became
something breakable.

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Zinnia is the second-prize winner in August Challenge #3: Inanimate Objects, Do You Have A Soul? on Young Poets Network in 2021, set and judged by Foyle Young Poet Euan Sinclair.

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Zinnia is the second-prize winner in August Challenge #3: Inanimate Objects, Do You Have A Soul? on Young Poets Network in 2021, set and judged by Foyle Young Poet Euan Sinclair.

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Something to Hold Flowers

Zinnia Hansen

I found a vase today
in a flea market downtown.
It was brown and heavy
and more perfect than nature.
It stood like it was made
from clay scraped from
the bottoms of my boots,
sculpted in the salty surf,
battered until it became
something breakable.