Gifts from my Camera: Metaphors for a Transformed Life

 I could remember my day today
 through the filter of gloom 
 remembering only those rainy gray hours 
 stuck within the stuffy cluttered house
 or I could admit those hours inside 
 were a gift from my creative muse
 for I wrote poetry about the gorgeous moon I had viewed
 at five this morn--two hours before the rain began 
as well as content for an eBook I am working on
 I could frame this rainy day 
 between that magic before the gray dawn 
 and this evening’s colorful sunset 
 (and perhaps a starry night
 as clouds begin to clear!)
then focus on the frame
 or I could focus on midafternoon's sudden call 
 brightening clouds and patches of blue 
 viewed through raindrops still on the window glass
 a welcome invitation 
accepted with a dash outside 
camera in hand 
to breathe the bracing air 
and using the camera’s zoom 
to focus on and capture 
the magic of reappearing blue
 If asked whether my "glass" 
was full or half full 
I used to growl to myself 
“none of the above--just about empty!” 
(yes, then and still 
a diagnosis of severe clinical depression)
 But now I'm learning 
to reframe my life story 
and how important it is for me 
to focus on each small miracle 
zooming in until it fills my inner viewfinder 
which of course changes my point of view  
until all I am is wonderfully grateful 
and miraculously happy

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One thought on “Gifts from my Camera: Metaphors for a Transformed Life

  1. Apologies for the too-small font. My WordPress theme makes posting poetry a challenge! This was the only way I could figure out to avoid automatic double spacing with every “carriage return.”

    I’ll post photos separately, as they did not integrate well with this post.

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