WARM LIGHT

We were raffle entry believers back then
Thought we'd win the prize
Just because our cotton candy hearts said so
Dangling our toes above a world
We'd not yet learned cruel
But vast and fascinating
And filled with warm light
We had glow in the dark eyes then
Saw the bright even when the lights went out
Even when no one else could
Only knew hurt to live behind bandaids
And broken pinky promises
We were all pinky promises back then
Twisting ourselves into an agreement
To being this honest
This true,
Forever
And now, this life, my life
My odd and lovely and achey life
Is one big glow in the dark promise
That when the lights go out
I will still be this honest
This true
And filled
With warm light