only waits just so long in the shadows
until he peeks out, anxious to hang around.
I, too, am finally ready to dance with him
and mend. Had enough of bleak dreams,
depression, and queasy feelings. I'm ready
at last to give sunshine a chance.
first published in Illinois State Poetry Society
also published in Pegasus Review
also published in PICTURE HEALING Chapbook
also published in AllPoetry.com
©2009 Bonnie Manion