177-181

177

revelers gone home
trash mixed with cherry petals
grandmothers sweep up

(Note: in Japan it is customary to have parties under the new cherry blossoms)

178

fog coasting down hills
mothers calling their children
to come in from play

(Thank you to Christine Drago for this image)

179

along the gray road
weathered sign posts lay fallen
in obscuring grass

(Note: this is about Alzheimer disease)

180

breakfasting on leaves
black-tail does and fawns tiptoe
through morning’s windfall

181

she pushes a pram
on a path of wildflowers
small hands seize petals