it is the flickering of light
within a long-drawn darkness.
it is the dancing of color
among a white canvas.
it is the arc of glimmering paint,
shining in a once-gray sky over a drenched earth.
it is the red and orange leaves
blossoming from green carpet.
it is the pouring of rain
after days of sunshine and blue skies.
it is the embrace of new smells and new sounds
after years of living surrounded by familiar walls.
it is a long breath
in shattered pieces of chaos.
it is finding happiness
in a sea of gloom.
it is change.