I’ll take a rain check

pay me in sunsets
in cool breezes

in full moons
in starlight

pay me in tomorrows
one day at a time
pay me in truth
the kind that can’t lie

pay me in kindness
in love that melts the hardest heart
pay me in smiles
the kind you can’t hold back

pay me in peace
in single grains of sand
in raindrops to dance in
and snowflakes

pay me in laughter
that overflows into tears
pay me in sand dollars
and crunchy leaves

fill my pockets with sunlight
until they overflow
fill my eyes with vision
and my heart with trust

I’ll take a rain check
on that nine-to-five
I’ll spend my life living
my gold is my time.