the differences

Unusually warm spring day

I watch
carelessly thrown paper wrapper
tossing in the wind

on the beach
from a distance, laughter
of children playing

I feel a longing
to hear your voice,
look into your eyes

bring back a memory
of “deep orange persimmons
falling from a basket”

little by little
each day that passes
the color fades

One day
I will learn the differences
between Japanese cherry trees

one flowers and one weeps.

note: Today I finished reading The Samurai’s Garden, a relatively old novel, by Gail Tsukiyama.



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