Paradise is Anywhere

Paradise
is anywhere
I let the light in

Clear lake 
shimmering water 
seeping 
over my warmed toes
lily pads crown the surface
aligned on the dock
rowboats bob
gently knock
waiting 

Daughter hug 
so deep and 
long
awareness dawns
that all the arguments 
and missteps
can come to this

Heated rays 
rosy on my face
Cooling 
twilight follows
with it 
a quieting embrace 
of evening

The peony’s tightly
protected bud
splits open
revealing a 
heart 
so big 
you wonder
how all that
tenderness
could be contained

Paradise 
is anywhere 
I let the light in

Penned from Eugi’s weekly prompt
This week “Paradise”
https://amanpan.com/2021/05/06/eugis-weekly-prompt-paradise-may-6-2021/

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