LOOK AT THE SKY

A poem by Carolyne Mitchell

Look at the sky you said

I smiled as I looked at the double rainbow spanning the roofs

And in your eyes I saw glitter

And fairies

And unicorns

Look at the sky you said

I laughed at the snowflakes as they began to fall

And in your eyes I saw sleds

And snowmen

And Santa Claus

Look at the sky you said

I frowned at the slate grey expanse heavy with thunder

And in your eyes I saw mean girls

And heartbreak

And scars

Look at the sky you said

I grinned at the perfect blue ozone

And in your eyes I saw an ocean of possibilities

And cocktails

And fun

Look at the sky you said

I gasped at the colours of the aurora as they danced high above

And in your eyes I saw happiness

And sleepless nights

And nursery rhymes

Look at the sky you said

I stared at the moonbow in the blackness of space

And in your eyes I saw a reflection of mortality

And worry

And tears

Look at the sky you said

I gazed at the stars and the tail of a comet

And in your eyes I saw the sky

And you

And me

And I let go of the world

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