Fresh and determined, a sprout breaks through
From the dull grey sea - a glint of amber reflection.
Across the dark earth, more and more splashes of colour spring forth
Hiding under shadows, feeling meek and shy
A glimpse of white, a blush of pink, flirting with the sky
I stand, head a-whirl
With the thoughts of a girl
Hold fast to her name
She’s gone -
Dare I remain?
Through heartbreak heavy and thick with the sorrow of times yet spent
A slow and steady trickle of peace seeps, undetected
And breaks through
Buried under shadows and hidden from the sky.
A glimpse of grin, a peek of hope, an answer to my “why.”
I stand, alone
With my face toward the sun
Grasping warmth, gasping air
I’m here –
With my life to share.