Winter Solstice Poem

the stars dim and fade as our earthly ride turns slowly toward the sun

the light shifting colors across the smudge of clouds, the mountains, the moon

pinks ranging from the softest and palest to a richer heated pink

ivory blending to tangerine so thick I feel like I could reach out

and smear it across the sky

instead the colors shift to golden and the sunlight touches all the world

lights it to day where the world’s own colors take over


we breathe in light

we are light

welcome, solstice