All this writing about me, it's most
unseemly. But when thousands gather
in the stroll garden for the three best days
of cherry blossoms, do they not see
themselves reconfigured, windborne?

Objects in the Japanese garden are viewed advantageously at an oblique
angle rather than from straight on.

V.'s aunt, who plies fish-tin labels
into miniature parasols for mantels,
still lives in the B.C. Interior.
I know how she got there, but lack the mouth
to say it. She doesn't understand much English.

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