Cherry Blossoms

herry blossoms like gentle
rain falling on top of a white umbrella
carried by a little girl
running towards her mother
who lifts her up
kisses her on her peach
cheek and then they move
away towards an old temple

as i watch them
despite the cold air
my heart
begins to light
a fire

memories start to burn
like black and white pictures
on the trash

By Suki Nakamura