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  You could have a big dipper   

Lake Water Blue by Julie A. Dickson

White sunglasses framed

mother’s face - pink

white zinc-oxide nose,

matched her sunglasses

covered her blue eyes,

bluer than lake water

bluer than a robin’s egg

bluer than a cloudless sky

I looked up – no sunglasses

brown eyes uncovered,

brown more like mud.

I wanted blue eyes,

I wanted white sunglasses

like hers


Julie A. Dickson lives with two rescued feral cats. She writes of nature, current events and environment. Dickson advocates for circus and zoo elephants. Her poems appear in Misfit, Avocet, Ekphrastic Review and other journals. She is a Push Cart nominee and on the board of Poetry Society of NH.

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