The Arbor

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the mother was preparing,
build it over there, she pointed,
the arbor

in a spot filled with gardenias
beneath laced vines of wisteria
they built it

out of willow branches the brothers
made a wedding place
for sister

but the suitor never came and
sister's dreams of love vanished
like spring pollen

the arbor stood for years
before it fell from lack of care
and unspoken vows