Janet Cannon

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Ling Ling - Poem by Janet Cannon

when they removed
her baby panda

dead in captivity
ling ling cradled

an apple as if
nothing had changed

as if the universe
hadn’t thwarted her

as if the small
spherical fruit was

the lonesome frog
who needed a kiss

Topic(s) of this poem: love and loss

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Poem Edited: Thursday, March 5, 2015

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