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  • The cherry blossoms, their beauty lures me.
    A whiff of of their effervescence tempts me.
    Soon, lush, red, ripe cherries will entice me.
    But the sign clearly says, Do Not Enter.

    I am tempted to experience living life again.
    To love, to laugh; to become beguiled and intrigued.
    The nighttime lights across the river allure me.
    But my heart clearly says, Do Not Enter.

    There is a road into the cherry grove; a path that obviously ignores the sign.
    A place to tread deep into the heart of the field of fruit and climb into the boughs of the trees.
    A passage to curl like a child in the arms of abundance, sleepy from satisfaction.
    Should an entry way to such sweet fulfillment be ignored simply because of its cautionary sign?

    There is a bridge across the river; one that people travel in droves, daily.
    It closes the gap on loneliness; and propels humans into the dynamics of living.
    The city encompasses love, relationships, and connections; death, pain and poverty.
    My heart clearly says Do Not Enter; I need the courage to bypass the cautionary sign.
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