A WOMAN IN WHITE / by Joseph Castorino


Merri strolls along, her joyful dark eyes

  Sparkling in the scintillating sunlight;

Her soft smile is surrounded by the rolling

  Waves of her bouncing brown hair.


Her e-mail inbox is heavy with complaints

  From the company’s customers;

Yet her lighthearted fingers cruise crisply

  Across her keyboard, with no worries.


Merri’s life is full of love because she

  Stands on the rock of the eternal present;

No guilt of yesterday’s youth, no terror

  Of tomorrow, but not carpe diem either.


The source of her inner strength is

  Mystical, and her heart dances in freedom;

Her whole being is dressed in white,

  Scattering the dark night of unknowing.