once i was young and lissome,
a tight bud of youth in my prime,
now I am crinkled and shrivelled
as happens to all in time.
once I had velvet complexion,
as soft as the dew of the dawn,
now life’s wear and tear is evident,
in a visage that looks tired and worn.
once all the youth surrounded me,
i was sheltered and shaded, and strong,
now all that freshness has faded,
and yet, some beauty lives on.
the fierce missing shatters my bones
the gravity of grief unraveling
exposing my marrow
stripping off layers.
and I have to regrow again
the skin and sinew of “now”
that holds me together.
you cannot see my scars, the silver lines that cover me,
head to toe, heart to soul, completely wrapped.
an irredescent netting, marking the breaking and the healing,
the threads of a new outer that constrain the broken.
I am thankful that my drive to and from work allows me to see the Sunrise, and the evening light.
Today was our second frost this week – I think Autumn is finally talking with Winter.
on the edge of the day there is glorious light
I am grateful for having to travel 70+minutes and 65kms each way to work every day.
Well, actually I’m not grateful that I have to travel that much as it costs a lot in petrol, but I am thankful that I have a reliable vehicle to do it in, and I am grateful that most of it is country highway driving which gives me time to look at the passing scenery. I have really enjoyed the last two evenings drive home because they have included the sight of beautiful cloud formations.
Tonight, in fact, there were lots of “Mother Ship” cloud formations. Don’t know what a Mother Ship cloud looks like? Imagine a big fat ovoid of solid fluff, red running stripe down the centre of the cloud – that’s it – A Mother Ship Cloud – MSC for short. There were many, many of all sizes tonight, long slim cigars, fatter sleek sports blimps, small cutters and huge carrier ships. I’m actually a bit worried that THEY really are here – and hiding behind the fake MSC formations.
Needless to say, I did not get a chance to stop and take a photo before the light was too low to make it worthwhile, but I did visually soak it up, and it was glorious.
To make reparations for the lack of MSC photos, please accept this “edited” version of our sunset from the last day of April. In reality it was glorious, deep reds across the sky, and I have just “deepened” it a bit in the editing for pure indulgence.
I hope that your life is filled with many moments to be thankful for.