Breezes And Shadows
Do you dream in shades of summer?
Do you dream of pixelated bushes and tulips lined in rows,
Summer breezes that lift your hair,
Lift your spirit, and your toes?
Do you remember the shadows of nights
Deprived of sunny skies,
When you laid still on the sheets, while
Your eyes followed the ghost marks on the plaster ceiling above
And your paint-stripped heart forget to care for itself, again?
When you dream in shades of summer, you throw those shadows to the wind,
Watching cherry blossoms instead, as they float before your eyes;
Soft, pink petals of positivity
That move with lightness to match healing spirits.
When you dream in shades of summer,
Your spirit will bloom,
So rest your tired mind and seek comfort in a summer
That cradles your thoughts like a pillow
And wraps your worries like a warm blanket.
© Christy Birmingham