my hearts drawer

the morning sun has barely shed it’s cover
on the day that has yet to be.
my eyes hold the darkness
as it loses it’s grip on me.

I search my mind before I rise
for echoes of days gone by.
painted strokes of memories
like an approaching, unstoppable tide.

it swells and builds from deep within
I can hear it’s familiar song.
the words and beat remain the same
melodies where I no longer belong.

so I reset my thoughts and place my foot
gently upon the cold, sharp floor.
begin my day with these ghosts of past
tucked safely in my heart’s drawer.

that drawer, I know, is very full
as the sun keeps exchanging with the moon.
at times it bulges with joy and hurt
as it greets me each day with it’s tune.

© Copyright 2014 Melissa Leigh Clarke. All Rights Reserved.

About Melissa Leigh

I believe that every life is full of endless moments that help you, hurt your, change you, inspire you, and allow you to mold yourself into the best version of yourself that you can possibly be. Stories exist in all of us and need to be shared in order to grow.
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