Barter

This dull day of grey clouds
skimming a soft wet sky
crows hopping through grass
stabbing grey grubs under leaves
still exposed by no-snow…
such a day slows thought
muffles sound and sense
to a buzz barely heard
under the swarm of feeling
just like the sensation of long ago
when I was seventeen.

I didn’t remember my dreams
when I was seventeen
just as now when I wake
to these bright days
filled with lightness
bounded by every grace
I may have dreamt brilliantly
of fractalled skies
full of spinning stars
of sweeter music
than ever played
or of love’s own face
restored by hope and faith…
If I do so dream
or otherwise
it is without trace or imprint
diminished to no thought
by the scope of waking joy.

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About janemwoodman

Singer, writer, restaurant reviewer, urban farmer, devoted lover of my husband....old and getting happier all the time.
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