too strong to stay with us spring winds heavier snow than predicted— the scarf wraps around her neck twice in the cold famous names of defeated generals the tour guide’s hat slides off no one stands for the next name called— directions we didn’t read to the end the bus slows for the next stop a murder mystery reader stands breezes among the cherry trees— petals that don’t follow each other almost 60 long shadows the same color in our youth days after reaching 60— no volume control on the wind  

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