Bright the world

Bright the world

Bright the world
With eyes washed
By so many tears,
Each veil removed
Revealing new clarity
Like the silver sparkles
In yesterdays stark cold
Air awash and dancing
Clear blue the winter sky.

Abandoning escape routes
I have accompanied myself
Stayed close
Felt deep
Let waves rise and tumble
Drag and dash
Till pebbles stumbled and fell
A new ordering
To stillness

And surfacing on the sea of grief
Shore in sight
Warm sun, a promise
The yellow bird has broken free
Throat stretched
And mouth wide
Is spilling joy
Into raw spaciousness

I glimpse a
Wild wonderland
And enter
Laughing