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Do you know me?

I am the blonde

in the white convertible.

Have you seen me

cruising up the coast

on a mango day?

Top down, honeydew

bandana holding back

my hair, juicy fruit lips

smiling, enticing you

into a day dream?

Have you looked for me?

I am said to be elusive and

you may not recognize me.

I frequently slip into

something more comfortable

inside the round

gray-haired lady who

lives in the canyon

and writes poetry.

Trish Dugger was born in Chicago and after her marriage moved with her husband to Cardiff-by-the-Sea where she raised her family and has lived for most of her life. She has been involved with the Magee Park Poets since 1997 and in 2005 she was proclaimed Poet Laureate of Encinitas. She is the author of two chapbooks and Scrambled, a full collection of her poetry that was published in 2012 by Garden Oak Press (gardenoakpress.com).

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