Happy Valentine’s Day

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The Metaphorical Garden


I unlock the gate to the garden,

myopic eyes peering intently

at faded numbers on the tumbler,

realizing that a day may come

when I can no longer see the numbers,

no longer unlock the gate to Eden.

But that is not today and,

thankfully, I get the combination right

and swing the gate aside as

I step into vegetable paradise.


I will count my blessings one tomato at a time.


— Mark Smolen