Last night I heard
the fireworks thunder
before I found them
peaking on tiptoe
over the kitchen curtain
tinsel and confetti
flowers in the sky
roof tops and bare branches
framing their exclamation

I held the magic of dusk
floating between my fingertips
while birds erupted
in a finale of gladness
for gentle spring breezes
before night fell
and the Sun smoothed the edges
of its crimson sky sleeve

I felt the taffy pull
of sweetness
inside my heartbeat
before my Lord’s
sacred Footfall
Forgiveness arrival
saved my fettered life

– Sharani Robins.


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