Florentina and scent of cardamom,
born in Florence and raised in Mumbai.
I inhale you wherever I travel,
Breathe you out with drugged mind.
We met so briefly, ephemeral blossom,
Kissed, made love, then parted space.
I’ll find you, I prayed to your restoring Shiva.
You smiled, having also, briefly, captured time.
S.A. Bort 29 August 2014
note: above image from http://figandquince.com/2014/02/03/cacao-herbshoppe-brooklyn-cardamom-yummy-drink/