Your Shine

by Hanalore Roth

Each day I plead with the sun,
Why must you bestow such beauty
and agony all at once?

Countless beings who adorn this great world
bear the hindrance of uncertainty
and are stricken with turmoil.
From the first effulgent moment their leaves unfurl
until the shrouded dusk when they are reclaimed by the soil—
they are unable to glimpse their brilliance
they know not of their radiant light.

Perhaps the sun is covetous
for if he had your shine,
in just a sliver of an instant
the whole world would be blind.


Hanalore Roth is a writer from Glenwood Springs, Colorado. She is a student at Colorado Mountain College where she has chosen to pursue a degree in English.