even still / by Ellen Sorensen

prismatic colors twinkle on the floor 

post shower water droplets fall off the tip of my nose

catching the morning sun rays 

and making happy little rainbows all over my walls


my lungs breathing in tiny little particles of joy

because everyday she offers me kindness

a secret soul that i’ve known for my whole life

someone who lived before and after me


who dares me to put on investigative lenses 

to see the world with supernatural vision

so i gaze through and let my imagination free

making up grand stories about the simple things


and I’m just happy to be alive and to be free

to live in a constant state of wonder and amazement

because all i can do, even still, is to keep creating 

beautiful things in this heartbreaking world