Malus domestica transformations
(#CeWoPoWriMoWE prompt Light & Shadow by Maya Sharma Sriram)
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White shine of the snow vanishes, and soft pink lights shine with sharp fragrance. Blossoms to last a few days, is all. A few days coax the canopy to transform again into emerald ripples in a sea of blue light. And hot blooms swell into red delicious As golden light of the fall equinox flies past, the apple tree down the road groans with delight of a thousand peals of laughter as kids reach in and rip out the red blobs of light to bite into sweet nectar And as dark winter approaches the green gold shadows quiver and float down to the brown below. bare branches draw black lines across the pink snow laden clouds. It's all a trick, she tells me A trick of light and shadows.
Sangita Kalarickal, a poet and writer, has been wordsmithing and honing her craft in the forms of poetry and fiction for several years. These days, Sangita spends much of her free time sharpening skills in haikai forms. Her fiction, free verse poetry and haikai work has been published in several magazines, and anthologies. Her chapbook Mamina has just been published. A physicist, she utilizes her left brain at her day job in technology. Dr. Kalarickal lives in Minnesota, USA with her husband, kid, and her garden which she shares with wildlife, sometimes happily.