Today She Writes: Asters in the Summertime

In the dark and drawn Winter months

I long to be like asters in the Summertime

Each petal perky 

Each stem brazen and tall

Unabashedly glorious in the sun

Standing out in contrast among all the other wildflowers

And here I am;

Moonlit and cold against the barren trees

Spinning darkness like the wool untamed

Unraveling just a little

But to remember the warmth

To remember the aster among the wildflowers

Standing brazen and tall in the sunlight,

Growing graciously with splendor

To remember the aster breathes new life

Because the light will soon come

© Ashley York

Asters in the Summertime

Asters in the Summertime