Rhythms: Summer Storms and Sunsets

Credit: Maria Barrett. Photographer

by Maria Barrett, New Orleans Writer & Poet

I do not fear aging 

I seek to do so 

in hues of summer storm and sunset 

formidable indigo 


and blood orange 

black eye pink

and purple bruised 


soft and tender wise 

as wilted peonies 

and ballet slippers 

scuffed and faded pink


and bits of 

poetry and stories 

tucked in my grey hair