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