beneath a tunnel of pink sakura,
seconds flutter then fall around us
like white moths
drawn to a paper lantern.
Here, in this moment
is where I want to ghost with you;
a place all our own to haunt,
where love never changes seasons
and time stands still.
It is always Spring.
Cherry scented space between us
separated only by crisp, cool breaths
whispering I Love You.
Ours; a love like sakura.
Sandy Benitez writes poetry and fiction. She's the founding editor of Flutter Press, Poppy Road Review, and Black Poppy Review. Sandy's most recent poetry chapbook, Cherry Blossom Days, was published in March 2017 by Flutter Press.