Gazing out of the window
Her solitary, lethargic gaze
Drops upon a quivering
Frightened grey squirrel
Scampering through the trees.
The sound of laughter;
Children running through the fields
playing catch with cherry cheeks
and joyful hearts.
Bursting dandelion rays of sunshine
Through juniper and emerald leaves
Trace their way through the stained window
But she can no longer
Feel their warmth
On her palms.
Copyright © 2017 Rebecca Sherratt
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