a few cherished days with my girl
oohing & aahing on our little balcony
overlooking the Tuileries gardens
with its showers of magnolia petals
& scent of cherry blossoms
filling the morning air.
Other glimpses here ~
Pont des Arts may be
weighing heavy with love locks,
but Parisians are inventive.
Street art & writings under bridges
put a smile on the face
and serve as heartfelt reminders
of the joy & beauty of life,
even in the face of sadness
that has struck both there & close by