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in the backyard
a rainbow in the birdbath breaks—
a sipping magpie

seven broken soldiers come
to drink the healing waters

*Opening gambit © by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge #31
Final two lines © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher

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a dearth of mercy
but no shortage of garlands—
returning soldiers

© 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More September Heights 2013: “Garland”