Far off in the distance was a glistening shimmer
So faint I nearly missed this flash of light
I watched in disbelief as it flickered like a candle
Dancing in the dark of a pitch black night
I swayed silently and listened as if I’d hear a secret
But it was destine to remain a mystery
Mesmerizing brilliance, what was it I had witnessed as I’d held my breath in awestruck reverie
The clouds so slightly shifted and moonlight lit the shadows peeking through the branches of the trees
The frosted ice coating, like a crystal’s luster will thaw and vanish just as rapidly
So I let myself linger to savor one more second I wished had not gone by so hastily
How would I share this moment, capturing its magic I’d been blessed to witness momentarily
As my warm breath drifted upward, I watched it float so slowly the hazy fog lingered in midair
Indelibly imprinted, these moments I’d remember each an answer to a long forgotten prayer
We all stumble through the motions, groping in the darkness
When life’s misfortunes seem to block out all the light
And then we see a shimmer flicker in the distance
That helps us believe, somehow, we’ll be alright.
By Mardi Sauve copyright 2011
© Copyright 2016 MardiSauve. All rights reserved.
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