Today I saw across the way,
A little girl all dressed in gray.
She made no sound but seemed to say,
“What am I to do with day?”
I laughed and laughed, and in the fray,
The sun had set…..now time to pay!
The girl sang out….”Betray”…..”Betray”…,
I screamed, “Go away!”. “Please go away!!”
I closed my eyes, turned in dismay,
And heard a heavy whisper say,
“Did you forget I’d gone astray?”
Crimson tears fell in disarray.
“Sorry”, I cried, as I faded away.
Today as I walked across the way,
My reflection in a glass doorway,
Lay bare vestments of scarlet gray.
K. Aldaya, 06/16/11
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