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