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Who knew the gnome was real?
Dancing in the garden
like some common elf,
beside herself with glee
and wanton magic,
curly pirouettes ’round beanpoles,
a small exotic dancer
with pointed shoes,
red velvet vest, not much else,
in morning mist,
gleeful and billowed
heart that she has,
allows her to glide
without missed step
and trample of the fruits
that lie there.

© Chagall, 2013