Cherry blossoms brought me to you
we shared umbrella in the rain
walking the same path.
We ran to the waterfalls.
You were listening to Beethoven’s piano sonatas
you called, wanting to share the enchantment
I was oblivious
charmed deep with projects, deadlines, work-frenzy.
Our dinner became hurried, rendevouz shortened
I deferred answers, evaded questions
I was neglecful, filled with busyness
your voice moved farther away and faded.
I didn’t regard “time as love”
I thought saints could listen to pleadings
but some things were irretrievable.
April returns in orbit
cherry blossoms are in bloom
I’m looking at an empty space.