CORNERING THE LIGHT
A burst of the stove’s blue flame.
Sun hidden inside thunder’s heavy coat.
Candles flickering their soft invitation to dusk.
Stars’ ancient arrangements guiding you home.
Moon’s face a monthly show of mystic moods.
Eyes shining with tears not yet wept.
Your laughter pouring from the playground swing.
Apology humbly given, heartfully received.
Still pond and puddle reflecting a cloud swept sky.
Our hard-earned love.
– KW –
My honorably mentioned submission to the monthly Canadian Off Topic writing contest. The requirements included using the word “corner” in some form or fashion; ten lines maximum; and acknowledging-referencing the inspiration, which was using the first line of Mark S. Burrows, “Nine Forms of Light,” in The Chance of Home, 2018. An added benefit was receiving feedback from the two judges. And upon posting it in social media, the congratulations, support, and encouragement from friends and family.
Thank you and much love and kindest regards, dear friends.