Streetlights

I see the world two different ways.

Day-old tea and dried petals, spilled and scattered.

Broken mirrors,

envelopes left unopened.

Blotchy smudges of newspaper records,

and the words that left paper cuts.

Artificial flowers and smiles.

Bloody battlefields and fractured families.

Dusty picture frames, and memories

favored,

faded,

forgotten.

Streetlights

We use streetlights

to pretend the world isn’t so dark.

But this is not the only way.

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Cindy Green is a Canadian homeschool student who wants to live in a world where rain is colorful and mint chocolate chip ice cream is acceptable for daily consumption. But she is contented to live in one where dogs exist, fireworks are a regular occurrence, and trees are climbable objects. She began scribbling out fiction and keeping a journal at around age seven, and last she checked, hasn’t stopped. Aside from obsessing over the arrangement of words and fantasizing about maple-syrup-coated beavertails, Cindy spends her time playing piano, looking at pictures of outer space, loudly singing along to music, exploring the dictionary, attempting Highland dancing, and reading. She hopes to someday publish a book of her own, learn to skateboard without getting scraped, and witness the aurora borealis in the Yukon. Most of all, she wants to live her life colorfully and passionately for the glory of a good God and to point to her Creator as the source of all joy.