The streets are paved with the ghosts of leaves, faint shadowed fadings where once colour was.
Maybe it is a chemical process akin to that used by some to explain the image on the Turin shroud.
Neither water nor oil, flowing and filming across the surfaces, are sufficient swiftly to remove these signs. I have not tried wine.
Do these atoms bonded to brick and bitumen ever return in recycled spring leaf resurrection?
My mother died, about a year ago. This off focus imprecision still stains. Black bonded scar no scrubbing cleans.