Young and Yellow

By Dharma Gilley


You are yellow, young, and exuberant.

You are numbers that add up to possibilities, a new beginning. 
You are daybreak, sunset, and the shining stars in the sky. 

You are the Seven Wonders of the World.
You are the universe.

Breathing deep breaths in the crashing waves. 
You are swimming through life, with no life vest, afloat alone.

Though not a baseball player, you are learning to run towards home plate, not away from it, to run the bases, winning the game.

You are stumbling through the woods, tripping and falling flat on your face.
You stand up, no matter how many times you get knocked down.

Deep breaths consume you.
You count by threes to calm your anxieties.

You can see clearly. 
Life is beginning again.
You don’t believe in gods, but you do believe in yourself.

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