Purple yellow abstract colours by Bonnie Burns


Art by Bonnie Burns

Youth is the most beautiful storm 


You will love people who don’t love you

Hold friends close and then greet like strangers

Have chatter and laughter and nights all alone

Capricious tuition and shiny ball pens 

This chapter begins where your old news ends 


Leaving home is for big kids 

So take your time

Listen to the lightning and the chaos

Every wonderful sound 

There is choice and there is reason

Purpose in all change 


Now is the moment

Where the world is more open

To nurse you and to hurt you

To teach you and propel you 

Out toward the lights you cannot see

Into the life that has not yet formed

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