Love is a privilege given to all
Your call this morning
yanked me out of sweet sleep.
Your first words,
“I love you. I miss you”
woke me like a bucket of cold water
against my warm body…
I stopped you,
halting all of your jabbing
slurring into the morning light.
You needed to be heard
and when you finished
the mumble jumble of puzzled words
I hung up to wash you off my spirit.
I stood in a hot steaming shower,
placed my face against the cold tile
as the water scolded me
and I stared at the smoke rising
realizing the difference between us:
I think in colors, pretty shapes, and music.
You think in darkness, straight lines and equations.
I need you to release the colors I placed
in your heart a while ago.
Let me have my love back.
I can’t breathe without that return.
My colors obviously cannot light
the gloom you continue to carry,
but I will always love you
more than the privilege deserves.
27 thoughts on “Colors of Us”
Did you write this for me?? haha! Only kidding, but it is pretty perfect. I especially like, “You think in dark straight lines and equations.” AND, “My colors obviously cannot light the gloom you continue to carry…”
I’d like to wash somebody off my spirit, too.
It happened this morning. I am so sorry that you are going through this. Marilyn Monroe said, “sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.”. And sometimes we just need to clear out the junk! Stay strong, girlfriend.
wash “it “and let your spirit shine the rainbow of colors that emanate from your goodness.
Thank you, love! Have a wonderful Sunday. I get my kiddos back today from my friend. I am missing them.
enjoy! and we are getting ready to take mine back to school 😦 it was a great visit
I am glad. She’s beautiful!!! Have a wonderful Sunday. It Must be cold there cause it is freezing here. 😄
beautiful ur in expressing dear! one who can read the depth can read your heart!
Much love and gratitude!
I am awed by this, absolutely. The depth and the whirpool of colours&emotions…very vivid.
Thank you. It wrote itself from such a place!
Wow, that’s really powerful and so well-written. What a way to wake up in the morning too. 🙂
Thank you. Rough morning but it created this…lol.
It’s good when something beautiful can come out of pain and struggle.
Absolutely! Anything can be everything in a wondrous lesson. Have a blessed day my friend.
You too 🙂 It’s a rainy day here and I start class in 25 minutes, but I think it will be a good day.
Lot of this emotion swirling around in the universe.. I understand this so well, but don’t ask the love back.. In your loving you made yourself shine that much brighter 🙂
That’s beautiful. Thank you so much
I feel the emotion dripping out of the words…
Thank you sweetness. Such deep kindness.
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Thank you my dear beautiful soul. I am honored.
what a wonderful writing! “I think in colors, pretty shapes, and music.” – loved it 🙂
I know who that nameless caller was just by your words, and I’m sorry you had to deal with that crap again. BUT I also know you’ve been doing a great job of “washing [him] off [your] spirit” when the need has arisen. I love that line, by the way! And…”I will always love you more than the privilege deserves” says it all — its PERFECT!
Still have more of your posts to read — in date/time received order — but haven’t had much time to myself these last several days. You know I WILL read them though. After all, I’m one of those people who first suggested that you start a blog. Love you bunches!!!
Thank you my sweetness. You were one of the greatest inspirations for me starting a blog for sure. thank you…take your time to read them. Love you bunches…