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Anonymous roses

Anonymous roses

Red roses offered by anonymous hands rest against a sun-cracked log on a beach empty of everything but the indents and whorls of a thousand feet tempted by early spring sun. A vast stretch of deserted sand backs away from a bouquet the colour of kissed lips. Some would say the colour of blood, but the placement of the stems, leaning up to the light, speak of reverence.

Perhaps an act of love, or one of contrition, took place. Passersby can light the match of their imaginations and dream worlds of their own.

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Flowering cherries

Flowering cherries

Boughs heavy with blossoms hold still in the breezeless air. Sheltering those who pause for a fragrant breath, they hold the sun in their pockets of pink and white, cupped by the bluest of skies.

A man with an open gaze, in the driver’s seat of a car parked nearby, calls out that I’m the eighth person who has stopped by the tree. “What gives?” he says. “I’m new to the city.”

“The blooms are early,” I say. “The year’s warmth has already teased their curls from fist to open palms. The city’s residents are in their thrall. A cherry blossom festival takes place and thousands celebrate the return of spring.”

He nods, accepting this fate.

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