Purple yellow abstract colours by Bonnie Burns

Anew

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