That Day Faded photographs line our walls like an open heart’s museum halls dedicated to a life well lived. A soul must learn how to give, to balance on an imbalanced world, and stand ready for what’s unfurled. We try to hang onto what has been as if the earth has ceased to spin. We stand blindfolded by our sorrow, forgetting the soft relief of tomorrow. The steady heartbeat of the clock reminds us of what now is lost. As seconds tap dance into years, this avalanche of joy and tears shall surely fade into days renewed where life blossoms, sparkling anew. Until that day just drift beside the light for what’s wrong can still be turned right.
D.L. Lang served as Poet Laureate of Vallejo, California (2017-2019). She is the author of thirteen books, and one spoken word album. Her poems have been published in numerous anthologies worldwide.