Friday, June 10, 2016

June 10, 2016 It Seems Normal

It Seems Normal

my life was simple                 it seemed normal                safe

secure                                     a child's life                    without expectations

the sun was bright        sparkled on the pieces of       glass scattered on the ground

where we played in the chicken yard                         at my aunt's farm

we shielded our eyes         with our small hands                 we played

sang                                    told stories                     up early to bed the same


my life complex             it seemed normal                    above my pay grade

too many questions     answers insufficient                  love grew in my heart

expending like a balloon    when it popped             the explosion was unexpected

tore my world apart


i always thought my life normal        and perhaps it is            some of it happy

some of it sad                  it started small                                 grew larger

more complex                  like the plant                    in the little shop of horrors

out of my control         now... it grows small again               it will get so small

it will disappear          knowing i did what i could          and all else won't matter

there will be no one left to care                     which seems normal

June 9, 2016



1 comment:

  1. I love how happy your childhood was, Annell, love the colored bits of glass sparkling in the sun..........wonderful to know one has done all one could.....but trust me, all of your beautiful art and poetry will live on, and you will not be forgotten.

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