Knee deep in gloom

Knee deep in gloom

purple and white

flowers in their vases

bloom

colors streak down

like watercolors

running down a

painter’s

blank

canvas

in this room

red

blue

yellow

hues

stained glass windows

above

very high

up

rain their colored

light

streaming down

bright

candles

lit

burning

and incense

smoking

floating

like mother’s

hands

in flight

as we sit

on wooden

benches in

solemn rows

in

afternoon

soon

we’ll be in

the orchard

reminiscing

playing

hiding from each

other again

as we did

once before

climbing the tree

limbs

picking

sweet

ripe

fruit

with bees

buzzing

round our

heads

remembering

mom

yelling out

the kitchen

window

‘don’t disturb

the blue jay’s

nest eggs’!

as we

hop down

and

sprawl out on the grass

lazy

brother and sister

look up at

the trees

waving

all their leaves

like a woman’s

hair

and see our

mother’s face

in the clouds

we hide

as the old farmer

drives by

the orchard

like he used to

on his

smoking

tractor

all

remains calm

undisturbed

as it always did

as it always will

in that place

no other children

knew of

it was a

good place

to hide

a good place

to be

and

still

is

when

we

look

back

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About Steven Humphreys

I live in 'sunny' California with my lovely wife, three wonderful cats and very handsome dog! I write a lot these days about different subjects I have a 'heartfelt and deep-seated' interest in. I surely hope you will find my articles 'interesting and informative' as well. I sincerely appreciate your interest and you are welcome to visit here as often as you'd like. You can read more 'about me' within this site. Thank you for visiting!
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