First published in Daily Star, Bangladesh

Art by Sohana Manzoor
Pink cherry blossoms, 
born of the whiteness 
of snow and the redness 
of blood, bloom in April.

An embroidery frame of 
silk with red cascades 
of flowers, that on trees 
stay pink, forms a gateway 

to a garden I had known 
long ago, a garden born
from centuries of sweat 
of incarnadined hands 

scabbed by fantasies,
sculpted to perfection. 
Jade plants stand cold, 
watching koi ponds with ...

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