Warmth of a Smug Embrace

At last

you show your face

smiling, glowing

a bit smug

absent you were



hiding in ashiness


cover of darkness

for days

twelve or more

I could not see your smile

or feel the warmth

of an embrace



is what I felt

and sleep

wanted to sleep

You’re here now

giving life

and breath

to my soul

I love

to soak up your being

praise your existence

fall to the ground

thank God

for without you

I am nothing

we are nothing

the world is cold

but you are present today

here at this moment

surrounded by blue

uplifted by earth

and the expanse

of sky

floating, moving

Sun, star, sol, golden sphere

welcome home

17 responses to Warmth of a Smug Embrace

  1. Dan Antion says:

    This is beautiful, Mary. The best thing about the four seasons is seeing the beauty in each. This is a nice thing to read as we start our week with a sunny day.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      The sun is peeking out for the moment, but more clouds for the rest of the day. I had thought about taking the lawn chair and sitting out in the sun for 30 minutes, but never made it. It’s okay, though, I enjoyed it while I was driving around town yesterday – to church and yoga.

  2. Laurie says:

    Beautiful reminder to be grateful for the blessings of today because they may not be here tomorrow. (I was thinking about my cat as I read this poem.)

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Absolutely Laurie. After almost two weeks without sun, Sunday was a blessing. It’s out again today, so I may have to leave the office and get a few rays over lunch.

      And when I go home later, I’ll be sure to pay attention to the furry critters…for you.

  3. Joanne Sisco says:

    I can attest to the rightness of these words. The sun has been shining all day and I’ve been feeling outright buoyant β˜€οΈ

    • bikerchick57 says:

      It’s amazing how much the sun affects our liveliness, or that the lack of it can make us crabby. Enjoy your winter days of sun, Joanne!

      • Joanne Sisco says:

        Sunny days been few and far between this winter but it’s been a mild one and I can’t complain about that!

      • bikerchick57 says:

        No, I’m not complaining too much either, Joanne. It’s been a very tolerable winter so far and we don’t have far to go until the first official day of spring. πŸ™‚

  4. joey says:

    He only came back here today! That was a long gray time. I wanted to sleep and sleep and sleeeeeeep!

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Lack of sun sucks the life out of us, makes us want to hibernate. I’m glad you have Mr. Sun back and hope he stays for awhile.

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