From the Train to Hampton Court

April 26, 2006|Posted in: Uncategorized

In the rough seam between the brick wall
and the asphalt,
lemon balm and bluebell,
grape hyacinth,
daffodil and ivy —
a garden grows itself,
no matter if anyone loves it.

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Julia Park Tracey is an award-winning journalist, author, and blogger. She is the author of "Veronika Layne Gets the Scoop" and "Veronika Layne Has a Nose for News" (rep'd by Booktrope). She is the Poet Laureate of Alameda, California. She's also the conservatrix of The Doris Diaries, the diaries of her great-aunt Doris Bailey Murphy. Her articles have appeared in Thrillist, Quill, Paste, San Francisco Chronicle, and in many magazines; her latest poetry appears in The East Bay Literary review.

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