Poetry

Jacaranda Season

Jacaranda season. Purple clusters in every other garden, and fallen blooms beneath the trees, creating an effect    as if the streets and lawns reflect the boughs that lean above them like booms;      purple feather dusters on the branches, as if some housekeeper stacked them there, out of reach; roadways that are transformed into ponds. Yet this season at the end    of the year, as the colours blend and echo one another, thunderstorms      in a purple deeper than the wisteria draped in the lanes looming over the carparks and the bottle shops, is the time when my…

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