All That’s Lit To Print

Pensive in Pink

By Maya Donavan

it's april in washington
and a blanket of cherry blossom snow lines the streets,
pensive in pink.
i pick one up—
a flawless mess in five petals
a little like a kiss

it's still on my windowsill
a little piece of perfection.
outside, ten thousand other perfections
are crushed underfoot.

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