What I See

Ivanka Fear

Vibrant reds, golds, purple, and orange
mixed with evergreen
nature's bounty spread out just for us
alive and pulsing with colour

Dull shades of yellow and brown
mixed with green bile
human waste splayed at my feet
dead matter clinging to the earth

Crisp and clear air
a respite from the burning fire
the start of something cooler
the rains cleansing

Damp and foggy
a chill running through my very soul
the end of warmth
the rains drowning

A promise of a wonderland
in each and every facet of life
embracing the winds of change
jumping head first into a pile of wishes

A promise of dark days ahead
in each and every eerie corner of my existence
shuddering as cold fingers close around my throat
wishing I could jump backwards into the past

Ivanka Fear resides in Ontario, Canada. Her poems and short stories appear in Spadina Literary Review, Montreal Writes, Adelaide Literary, October Hill, Scarlet Leaf Review, The Sirens Call, The Literary Hatchet, Understorey, and elsewhere.
You can read more about her on her website.