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flecks of rubies on leaves
like floaters in my vision


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evening descends
it cannot take away light from the two flowers


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The office boy is from a small village near Tirunelveli. He cannot read a word of English.
I am received every day by the words he leaves at my table, from the calendar that he sets for me. Today it is, “Spend not a moment on regret. Our journey is made richer by all that has come before.”