This post is part of the “Blogging from A-Z April Challenge”! The “B” themed inspiration for today is “brilliance.” This is an old poem I wrote in grade 10. Enjoy!
Memories of Sunlight
a thin ray of sunlight chose to end its journey
in my kitchen every Sunday.
It lit up the room
the unspectacular pattern
of fake yellow tiles
on the linoleum floor.
It was my duty
to crawl into the little space
wedged between 11 o’clock and noon
while Mom tripped over the bundle of me
and continued to get lunch made.
It never rained on Sundays,
not in my memory at least.
And I found protection
in that loose thread fallen from the sun’s robes
into my small world.
in those drifting gaps of brilliance.
In the warmth of the glow
in the arms of happiness
in the off-shaped square of light
I would touch the heated cracks in the floor
or pet my old and tired cat
who came wandering by.
And I sat
in rare peace
aware of a luxury my parents couldn’t understand.
But the spot of sun has since moved on
and diffused to someone else
who is fitting themselves into the brilliance they’ve been allowed.
as I did
and as I do
though the shadow of raindrops may
dance on the kitchen floor.
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