I’m cleaning my closet and throwing away

The ill-fitting garments I wear every day:

Frustration, self-pity and nervous distress,

It’s time to give anger and envy a rest.

Once I am emptied, there’ll finally be space

For all the bright colors my grumbling’s displaced.

I’ll wear silks of joy along with a smile

And gratitude that never goes out of style.

Love fits all sizes, you’re always well-dressed

When you count all the times you’re abundantly blessed.

Blessings are pearls on a fine silver chain,

They’re wrapped up in rainbows regardless of rain.

Though there’ll always be clouds to darken the night

If you sweep out your heart, you’ll mirror marvelous light.

Published in Poems