packing my life in boxes
remembering moments shared under this roof
our engagement, our marriage, the birth of our first child.
removing the roots from my remaining trees and plants
uprooting a life
to be planted into new soil.
I’ve been trying to catch up with my son
chasing his enthusiasm for life daily
while day-dreaming of a long nap in the sun.
I’ve been buying new colors
in pillows, and blankets, and candles
to set the stage
for a new home.
I’ve been finding my faith in the surrival
of holding the darkness away daily
and finding more ways to dance
in the light.
I’ve been moving
one bad memory
one hard day
one more struggle
into a place of forgiveness