in the time of mango blossom

In the time of mango blossom

pain stabs,

a pale spear

sharp as the scented spikes

that weight the tree

as eager

breathless,

it awaits

fulfilment.

The yearly ritual,

the time of fruit.

 

Our time was a flower

that bloomed

and withered again.

But—

the seed remained,

dry, insignificant

almost unseen.

And yet—

it held promise

of life

of blossom.

Colour, fragrance

within its husk

The thoughtless wind

tears the flower apart,

scatters its petals.

But

the seed rides its back.

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