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Wild Bergamot

The wild bergamot I have noted

is a lovely shape for a hat

a squat thing with crazy skinny

plumes erupting from its top

a lavendar color that while nice

for a flower would have to be changed

to red or black possibly purple

but the shape oh the shape cries out

to be made into a hat!

Alas I am no hatmaker

though my long gone

Great Aunt Elizabeth

did go to millinery school

according to my grandmother

because she talked too much

in regular school and was kicked out

finishing only the sixth grade.

I would like to know now if this story

is true but there is no one left to ask

and now I note with some longing

that wild bergamot is a very lovely

shape for a hat and if I were a

hatmaker I would certainly make one.


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