Loose Change and Treasures
Loose Change and Treasures|
she sits beneath an empty night sky,
contemplating another day spent,
more time wasted, the moments lost to neglect,
and the words left to drift upon a breeze
that had died long before the words were
ever spoken... she tells herself that she has
paid her dues, she believes she has lived
well, has loved completely, taken all
the journeys she could and explored
every unexplored path... and yet there
in her pocket of time, mingled with the loose
change of everyday are unused tokens, torn
coupons, faded vouchers, and a 'to do'
list that remains undone... she reads
her own words as tears slip from
eyes that have seen so much but paid
attention to so little... she lets them spill
into a heart finally ready to believe and to...
touch the sky,
travel down a different path,
listen to moon's promises,
gather stars' glitter...
she collects her treasures and her list,
begins a new journey, smiling, crying,
gathering, creating, and cradling
most closely to her soul the tokens
to the moon and the coupon to the stars...
the sky fills with its magic
and she breathes deeply of the moment
realizing it is not too late
to redeem them and herself.
written for the All Stars Challenge
host: Gracie B.
phrase: token(s) to the moon
By Myrna D.
© 2018 Myrna D.
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