*** A Winter Warm ***
A Winter Warm...
Mornings crawl slower to warmth
Upon mortal waking dusk to dawn
Shards of light cut slivered patterns
Bleeding marrow of the wintered sun
...crocuses bloom tethered promises...
Days yield to temperate moods
Underneath the vacillating sun
Warm breaths exhale south
Sighing an ecstatic midday swoon
...madrones shed layered tendencies...
Nights become harbingers of hope
Uplifting the multifaceted moon
Darkness falls upon those in wait
Living calm inside a winter warm
...robins swallow sorrowed songs...
Spring soon will roll out deeper verdancy
Unfaltering with no euphoric afterwake
Rather a circular breeze of passing
Filling the air with vernal tenderness