Authentic Light


Sometimes, an ember of sunshine

is all we need,

that bit of hopeful light

to safely keep


in a pocket,

in a palm,

in a locket,

in a song,


nourish it

until it again is strong

enough to fully illuminate

on its own,


for sometimes even the sun

gets weary

of using all of its energy

seemingly so futilely

and needs a brief eclipse

to recharge fully,


like a yellow wildflower

I gently hold

between fingers,

stem still intact


and whisper to it

that we can both

be a genuine star

in yet another non-



Poem and image ©LauraDenise

16 thoughts on “Authentic Light

  1. The beauty that’s woven between… sometimes that’s the fire we’re holding on to, in a strangely dark and absent place, where everything somehow shows itself… becomes genuine. Perfect blend of words and images.

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