These Things Essential

from the beginning of the wheels turning,
I was linked with you, inextricably.
I felt your ghost's fingertips brush my own,
in that cherry blossom stained light.
that began it all.

a midwinter night, the chill sinking
thru the fabric of my fire-coloured shirt
the sparkle of that city in the darkness of the long dawn
nothing perfect, everything shining, all essential
my heart throbbing as the sun took to the sky.

I raised that flag. fearless, without hate,
at least for a breath of time.
just shimmering euphoria.

some things in life are indelible.
the red string ties more than just hearts together.

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