delta blue

today

the sky is so blue

after the storm

most everything toxic

washed away

in downpours

over several days

the day feels light

something

i could easily wear

every single day now

yet the clouds of despair

continually hang low

sirens blare everywhere

contorted angry faces

scream

unaware of the dying

here

there

everywhere

the days are heavy

too heavy to consider

in my closet of fear

but on this day

the glorious sky

reminded me

of why

i want to stay alive

and why maybe you won’t

sometimes what we want

and what we don’t

become cluttered

with heavy coats

go outside

take it off

the tapestry of trauma

so tight around the collar

choking out any hope

so tread softly my friend

in this out of sync world

we now live in

look at the sky

breath

watch a butterfly

a bee

a goldfinch

fluttering towards

a luminous

heaven of blue

cry a river

if you must

feel what free

really means

stay alive

if not for you

for me

everything we love

is right here

not somewhere out there

truth is so light

unpack your closet of fear

nostalgia

old photos

traveled roads

lives undone

icu(s)

i can’t breath

delta has us

on our knees

abet hope

my dear friend

i love us

may i mention

a sincere beware

never ever

let me emphatically declare

offer death

a delta dare

— patty

art- @reddit — @circlelamp

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If life steers you into a dead end road, and you are trying to find your way, skip the GPS, take the road with no traffic. Founder studiO, early morning poet.

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Patty Brown

If life steers you into a dead end road, and you are trying to find your way, skip the GPS, take the road with no traffic. Founder studiO, early morning poet.