Eyes Wide Open

Crawling out of the dark cave where I tend to hide

I hear noises

I see light

I force myself to open my eyes

I take it all in

As the tree branches dance

The creatures big and small put me in a trance

I gain my lost smile

I once loved this place

It’s like a familiar face that I cannot remember

Someone I lost one cold December

But the leaves are turning green

And so it seems that I must put the past behind

I can no longer choose to be blind