Sadness bears down on you with
indigo eyes, enveloping you in the
dark light of dying. You are surrounded
by empty - your father's empty seat
at the empty dinner table, the empty
eyes of addicted mom giving empty
promises of a better tomorrow. Empty
houses decorated with plywood
windows and graffiti doors along
an empty street where empty hearts
dare never to dream.
And yet you laugh at me with sienna
eyes, and your smile sings in the
melody of hope, pushing tomorrow
aside for the innocence of today.
And suddenly the empty midnight
sky is filled with the inscrutable
citrine light of the heart of a child.
#poetry #writing #ellopoetry @ellopoetry @ellowrites