Tangerine Song

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I was dreaming of the Maldives on a Sunday afternoon
when you came around at last.
I charged out the doorway and down to the street
and wrapped you up in my arms so fast.
You had a bag of tangerines under one arm
and a handful of days old mail.
I poured two cups of kombucha and we sat in the grass;
strength had filled eyes once so frail.

We took to the station, got a train bound for Sendai,
and watched the Japanese wildflowers bloom.
We dropped some coins in the pail of a street orchestra
and danced to the rich flutes and bassoons.
Breaking free from cities, drifting through hills,
I took you to the mountain where we'd first seen ghosts.
We scaled the tallest summits and planted seeds at every peak,
crossed chasms by way of bridges of rope.


from The Young Cartographers, released April 30, 2017



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