06 April 2012

St. Francis School Of The Deaf

St. Francis School Of The Deaf 4/6

The girl sits on the end of the slide
away from the other kids

Her eyes closed staring at the sun
wrapping her arms around herself
and rocking -

I have just been showered
in pure white cherry blossoms
that speckled the sidewalk
like dribbled paint

And I cannot feel the warmth
of this early April sun on my skin
My phone rings -

And the girl turns to look at me
deep brown and gold