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PARIS IN A VASE
written by: Bene Kusendila
While the memories like Japonicas in a jar,
while seagulls circle over the fountain,
and you, my heart, would choose a rainbow kaleidoscope
over glory on the Elysian Fields,
I can give you the screams of 'gars' who jumped in,
a wasp surprised in an upside-down cola glass.
Leaves tickled by sunlight, and ink the pale tints of your face
dripping from an umbrella in Montmartre
when the winds come and cut like a Swiss.
When the Camelia flowers behind the Notre Dame
try one more time to bloom for my camera,
I save Paris in a vase. The music of children jumping in
An album of le Quatorze Juillet on the coffee table,
la Quatre-Septembre* outside.
* La Quatre Septembre is an underground station located in Paris