Today I walked out the door in a bright red jacket
for the last time,
pretending to ignore the sharp chill
peeking into my sleeves,
the cold scent wrapping around my wrists like bracelets,
Tomorrow brings light.
Tomorrow brings darkness.
Tomorrow I’ll remember when
I could just walk out in a red jacket,
when time lasted longer,
when love wasn’t so complicated…
But one can always fall in love
after the fall.
All they need to do is take a deep breath
and walk out the door.