Small steps in crossing placid flows
where koi beneath kiss lilly leaves
end summer breeze blows soft and warm
Whilst fingers twine and reach for mine.
The ghosts surround the cherry bloom
full lips invite to set the scene
their blushing petals in your gaze
diminished hues beneath the haze.
A pause in time, a second still
where all around the city works
upon that bridge, where we were us
a secret shared in quiet lust.