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Faded

her painted smile
outstretched the years
of silent heat and stormed cloud

mural and plant
Fading mural at the side-entrance to the river esplanade in Iloilo City. Jerry had me stop to photograph it as the last afternoon light was striking the garden grown up over her hands.

Written by Melinda J. Irvine

Melinda J. Irvine is a freelance writer, poet, and blogger — writing slick sales copy for clients from all over the world. And blogging poetry. In her spare time, Mel is busy building (and writing) a free online learning centre for the marginalised kids of Estancia, Philippines.

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