Rose Colored Glasses

A blanket of fresh snow
squeaking beneath my feet
crisp air
frost on the trees
a chilling beauty
as I walk along.
Memories
hard
fast
attack
left 
right 
from the heart.
I cannot stop them.
I do not want to stop them.
Even as tears sidle
freezing on rosy cheeks
I glut myself
upon these remembrances.
Summer sun
fast cars
time of my life.
I fell in love
(still so much in love)
opened my heart
my soul
my secret self
giving you everything
while you…..
took 
and took….
and took some more…..
bleeding me dry
of emotion
faith 
trust in me.
Rose colored glasses
perched on my nose
unable to see
regardless 
that all others could
how toxic
you and me were.
 
 
Feb. 6/19
Photo by Rory Hennessey on Unsplash

Single Moment

Today’s world moves too fast
minutes that pass as seconds
hours and days that pass in a single blink
that everyone has forgotten…..
the joy of slowing down
the elation at seeing the sun rise
the aroma of freshly blossomed buds
wet dew dampening toes
in the summer morning.
Waves watched
sand castles built
setting sun
turning the water
a golden hue
children taking a final swim
before the day is done.
enjoyment
fun in the sun
I do believe
it is time to slow down
to take part
in the joy of the life around me.
September 2/18