Christmas Lights

lost in a sea of
Christmas lights
waves of color
engulf me
kaleidoscope sprinkles
dance upon my face
so easy to read my expression.
my shoes leave behind
rainbow footprints
so easy to track me down.
wearied by
emotional inquiries,
tired of
being followed.
I pause to rest,
look about.
to my left,
a side-road.
no Christmas lights in sight.
tempting.
don't have to hide my feelings
nobody to read my expression.
but..
no one to see my tears
nobody to dry my eyes.
tempting.
sure that nobody's following
nobody to track me down.
but..
no one to see I'm lost
nobody to lead me home.
sighing, I continue on.
lost in a sea of
Christmas lights
waves of color
engulf me