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Capturing The Moment — A Lonesome Gardenia   4 comments

Thanksgiving 2013-9001 Gardenia Framed blogLonesome Gardenia — Image by kenne

The day after Thanksgiving is Black Friday,
A day many families go shopping together,
Not Joy’s family — it’s off to the casino!

A family thing, but not my thing,
Being an “in the margins guy” —
I’m at the casino, but I’m not.

On this day after Thanksgiving
The rains came, lots of rain,
As we drove to Pala Casino.

By the time we arrived,
The rain had stopped —
now hoping for sunshine.

But, the clouds stayed behind,
Limiting the poolside scenery —
What’s a guy to do?

I could still Capture the moment —
Flowers, there are always flowers
In southern California.

Flowers enrich the casino landscape,
Including gardenia shrubs
Hedged along the spa walls.

Looking around, I could find only one 
Gardenia blossom, a lonesome gardenia —
We had something in common.

— kenne

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