The Cupcake Lessons

Last Day

Look, that gorgeous pink sky slips
Into greys and blacks and hopes
While I’m busy holding
the unfolding
Bursting
Retreating things
I keep under a blanket near my heart

Don’t tell me what I’ve done wrong
Only comfort me with what you know

As the last day of the year
Slithers into the new
I want to be ready for sustenance
and pride
I want to be prepared for only all
the wonderful traces that
Whisper the road of where I’ve been

Don’t remind me of places I didn’t go
Only coax me forward
Toward unrelenting hopefulness
Never fully untethered
From where I’m meant to be

6 Comments on "The Cupcake Lessons"

  1. Spectacular end of the year poem, Cupcake. May your New Year be filled with boundless pleasure.

  2. So lovely. May all these excellent wishes come true.

  3. PJ says:

    Thank you, Cupcake.

    Don’t remind me of places I didn’t go
    Only coax me forward
    Toward unrelenting hopefulness
    Never fully untethered
    From where I’m meant to be

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