Writer’s Digest November Poem-a-Day 2017 Challenge #26. Theme: Shine

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My daughter’s first Christmas.  When my husband saw her under the tree, he said, “No regifting.”

The Light That Draws You

The light-up ladybug that paints the crescent moon and stars on your ceiling—
that is the light that draws you.

The sunshine that plays tricks on mirrors and turns your hair strawberry blond—
that is the light that draws you.

The silver moonshine that filters through your golden curtains—
that is the light that draws you.

The little church ornament with a choir that sings and stained glass that lights up,
that is the light that draws you.

The star on the Christmas tree that changes colors like you change your mind—
that is the light that draws you.

The pink lightbulb that shines inside our burgundy beaded lampshade—
that is the light that draws you.

The fire from the grill, from where meaty deliciousness smells—
that is the light that draws you.

The candlelight I read by when alone in bed or dining al fresco on the patio—
that is the light that draws you.

The lights in the stores, like a Hallmark movie set,
the lights of downtown shimmering on the sidewalk after a mid-winter drizzle,
the amber, afternoon glow—that last breath before twilight,
but most of all,
the light I see in your eyes when awareness shines—
those are the lights that draw me.

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