Friday, April 29, 2016

Defrosting Cherry Blossoms

I’ve been noticing the cherry trees 
along my usual ways. And it appears 
they’ve been damaged by this yin yang 
New England April weather— 
the warm and sunny afternoons were quite
enough to tease the blossoms into budding
but the cold Canadian whiskey freezing
nights have stopped them in their tracks.

And so a year without the cherry blossoms!
Not that we’re Kyoto or further Hirosaki—
and this Valley doesn’t have the tributes of a Washington DC.
Although our monuments aren't built to Empire either— 
they’re more about the revolution. Transformation.
And the Universe is just a speck of Consciousness
smaller than a mustard seed. Space reveals imagination—
light-years shine within unseasonable awareness.

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