behind hospital windows
many lights had perished
soft rain made trees grow
child's laughter echoed from underneath
now dreaming of writing the last page
thousands of birds flee
over the surface of the sea
found home on the island
covered in silence
how can I make you remember me?
dewy raindrops glittering
under the hollow tree whispering
about lifelines of the fallen leaves
gathering blood into streams
from underneath the dreams are shimmering
*Once more tankas for real toads.