Winter


It’s cold
Huddle with your loved ones when you can.
Share warmth but take care not to stifle

Watch through the kitchen window
as the snow falls gently, silently in the garden –
Breathe deep over your cup and remember Lorraine.

She loved the snow.
Fill your days with purpose:
in the same way that the hourglass fills your life with sand.

Sleep deeply at night with
Woolen blankets pulled up to your chin.
Know that you will wake in the morning to do it again.


 

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2 thoughts on “Winter

  1. I love this. The tone of it is just perfect for winter’s bleakness.
    These lines wowed me: “Fill your days with purpose:
    in the same way that the hourglass fills your life with sand.”

    Liked by 1 person

    • I am so glad to hear that you liked those lines. I moved that entire bit in and out of this piece at least a half dozen times. I decided to leave it there because I thought it added more than the alternative.

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