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Cottonwood Fluff

Did you ever watch a cottonwood fluff?

They fill the air as a summer blizzard

clogging screens, blanketing lawns.

Yet these are a study in pure surrender;

launched out from its source,

to find a place unknown;

powered along by a force unseen,

which gives it value and purpose;

to which it has fully given itself.

Earth seems to hold no sway

as they drift and weave.

Each carries a secret so hidden

yet so complete,

and with such potential to change the world.

When it finally comes to rest,

it takes hold and grows

into a towering source also.

A place of cooling refuge

for its weary neighbors.

Did you ever watch a cottonwood fluff?

These little missionaries.

You and I should trust as much!
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