Washington DC Cherry Blossom
By Ally Xu
Young twigs and flower buds poke
out of barren branches.
Gentle breeze sprinkles
colors on early leafing cherry trees.
The sun glows crystal clean,
relishing the bustling rite of spring.
Trees sway along the rhythm of the
soft rush of the air, ruffling
the dainty flowers of pink clouds
from outstretched tree branches.
The scent of fresh cherry blossoms
hangs in the air.
As day gets longer, one by one
petals litter the ground until
even the slightest tinge of pink vanishes from the tree.
Visitors leave the site, phones overloaded with photos,
looking forward to next year,
when the annual cycle of nature restarts.