The Fragility of Life by Raymond A. Foss

Somehow appropriate
the imagery of destruction
the counterpoint of the blossoms
the sacred cherry trees

Something precious
in the transience of springtime
in the few days of beauty
wrapped in each blossom

the fragility of life
gone in an instant
a thief in the night

by Raymond A. Foss

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