Fine Lined Cold


winter draws
flourishes and finery
with a subzero stylus

Hens and Chicks


their
feather edges
serrated with frost

Every Opportunity

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nature is unafraid
of complicated truths
embracing every opportunity of knowing

Bittersweet

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in iced sunlight
brightness sweetens
the bitter cold

Pentirsi

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pentimento landscape
stark space made by winter
prior home of earliest spring

Affiliation

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each petal’s edges
distinct within the group
solitary side by side

Conciliation

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autumn morning sun
warms the low lying cold
compromise before winter

Assertion

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night held tight
in the morning’s frost
while the bloom asserted day

Pumpkin Patch

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orange tide
awaits the moon
and frost to call it home

Edged With Antique Lace

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green field sparkles with frost
as winter takes residence
in the shadow’s depth

Glory, Glory, Glory

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a frozen star
a gift of light
a glimpse of the divine

Exultation

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chosen she wears
the light of white
teaching lessons in joy