15 January – Bottling glow

I wish I could bottle up pure golden winter glow
for those grey days without compensatory snow.
Then I’d stock up shelves with endless jars of the stuff
so everyone I know and love could access enough
of the hope-giving shine we so desperately crave
to give us the get up and go we need to be brave.
But all I can do is drink this dose deep for myself,
then store up beautiful memories on my own mind’s shelf,
and trust my imagination, when outside is dreary and cold,
to pour them out and flood my thoughts with low light gleaming gold.

15 January - Bottling glow