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Poem About Tulips Honors Suzanne Fountain After Boulder Shooting

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Boulder Memorial Tulips
Valerie Szarek

Among the people who've placed flowers at the memorial outside a Boulder grocery store is poet Valerie Szarek of Boulder. She lost a friend in the shooting, Suzanne Fountain. Szarek was thinking about the tulips she placed. About the job she was asking them to do. The weight they'd carry. And she wrote a short poem about them -- in three parts.