hand me down rose colored glasses

My handmedown rose colored glasses
are permently perched over my minds eye

It never occured to me to remove them
they were given with such love

Over the years they’ve served me well
Filtering out the ugly
Transforming pain
shielding me from reality

yet their frothy pinkness
often allows me to walk into
situations
without seeing the danger
everything and everyone
looks pretty in pink

it may be time to put these handmedown glasses on the shelf
take a clear look around
and see
where i am
how i got here
and
where i’m going…..

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