“Pieces of My Life”
Looking out the windows of my house,
I see masses of red and gold.
Yesterday the trees were magnificent—
thanks to the wind.
Today the colors are everywhere,
scattered across my world.
Now I’m not seeing the leaves.
I’m seeing treasured memories,
scattered here, there, everywhere—
each a piece of days forever gone,
wrapped in its own shell.
I’m the squirrel,
breaking them open, being nourished,
as more and more pieces of my life
blow away in the wind.
Betty Moorhead moved to Washington in 2000 to be closer to her children, and now widowed, she has been a member of a Lakewood writers group for 13 years.
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