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Spring Crossings

a micro study

By Mark FrancisPublished about a year ago 1 min read
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The umbrella yawed sharply to one side, then suddenly to the other, making little progress against its thronging siblings caught by the same gusts. Their bearers were all generously sprinkled by the heavenly spray, but one in particular, under the most pliant spring mushroom, seemed hardly shielded at all. Rather it was as though he fought off creatures of the storm. When the soggy crossing was finally to be breached, bobbing along to the general wave he muttered, “‘Walk.' ‘Walk.' As if I might try anything else!” Immediately, like a moist gloved hand, a second umbrella brushed his face.

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Mark Francis

Published translator of verse and original writer of haiku, senryu, lyric, occasional and genre poetry and speculative fiction.

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