Aurora Haze

Today's weather says 

Aurora is in a haze

fogged over with

the memories that anchor me here


The chants reminded us 

of our true colors

purple, yellow, green, and blue

all tinted with love.


The drunken jumps into Cayuga,

pooling with sisterhood of past and present,

The bridge that supported our feet

as we gathered around the tree 

that has grown with us for generations


Aurora's haze feels magical,

no matter how unclear, 

thick, and messy it gets

the choppy waters 

always bring us back