cold so very cold

cold so very cold
yet sunrise colors show me
flowers that will bloom


ice floating
in rose-colored water

some days
feeling old

some young


older now
used books settle
in their new home

turning the page
of an older book
the age in my hands


Now also when I am old
and greyheaded,
O God, forsake me not;
until I have shewed thy strength
unto this generation. 

Psalm 71: 18 (KJV)

Ellen Grace Olinger