You win some, you lose some,
and when you continue to lose some,
you win a few of the things
thought lost or failed.
You watch as the what-you-thought-you-losts
float past the lilies (a symbol!)
in the garden you've tended,
(whether it be a window box or pasture wide).
The thought of lilies pretending to be dandelions
is humorous, you surmise,
their truth-telling petals waving to you
like an old pal long forgotten,
scent strong with an immutable candor
of what you've learned
and what you've learned to let go.



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