Avenue of wonder,
ever widening road to my imagination,
showing me greenery in winter
and peace in our time.
This breaking heart
sees the signs lining the edge of nowhere,
weathered gray in the day
and withered life by night.
crowd a road devoid of compassion
where old lives wave goodbye
and futures turn away.
Avenue of wonder
please open my closing eyes again,
please stir my heart anew,
please—fill my soul with wonder…
©March 2015, Christina Anne Hawthorne