Bright Future

Yes

I hear you calling me

No

I am not interested

In the darkness of my past

That led me

Down this stream of confusion

And delivered me where I am

Look

See that light just ahead

Yes

It’s beautiful green and bright

That is my future

If

I can step up out of this stream

Leave confusion behind

Place my feet on solid ground

Peace and plentiful beauty

Can be mine

E.A. Fussell

11/8/2019

Photo by Frederic Bonneau of Bonneau Photography

Thunder & Lightning

She sits still

Listening

Observing

It wasn’t always so

When she was younger

The energy

Coursing through her veins

Could not be contained

But as she grows older

Wisdom expands

Her tongue is held

Words refrained

Emotions calmed

Don’t be mistaken

Stillness doesn’t

Equate to lack of feeling

Or the ability to be disruptive

Look closely

There is lightning in her eyes

Keep your distance

When she has had enough

Of stupidity

Or lies

The thunder will roll

And the lighting will strike

E.A. Fussell

11/6/2019