In our youth we are invincible; we don’t see time as ephemeral moments. Rather, summer feels like forever as we bask in hot sun and dance in pale moonlight with nary a thought of tomorrow. Yet, before we know it we turn around and the decades are falling away. Like colorful swirling leaves on a brisk autumn day, we get caught up in the demands of life. The need to make a living to put food on the table; the quest for success in our careers; the desire to have it all.
Then comes the harsh reality in the winter of our lives, and we ponder how we wasted so much time. Each spring becomes more precious for we realize it may be our last.
shattering pink dreams
winds of time blowing, blooming-
late cherry blossoms
©2021 Linda Lee Lyberg
dVerse Poets Pub: Haibun Monday
Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 24 years and their latest rescue, Jackson “Jax” Lyberg. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. You can read more of her works at: charmedchaos.com and view anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page