Through the Bedroom Window

Sophie Price

I sit and watch the light stream through the glass--
patchy cotton candy skies of August
The evening sun bathed the clouds and earth in a serene beauty
that only could be witnessed in summer
I sit and watch it fade
Today the sky was blue for the first time in weeks
The dull gray-orange glow gave way to a dusty periwinkle
I wonder if it will last
The golden tint of the October afternoon makes my heart heavy
A tight warm feeling in my chest. It's a longing.
My heart longs for so many things
I try not to list them all,
for fear I may weep
For now, I just sit and watch