January 31, 2015

a bird is thinking
I should have gone south

January 30, 2015

January 29, 2015

a curve where the plow
lost its way in the snowstorm
we gasp in unison

January 28, 2015

halfway down the hill
our dark blue sled gets lost
to the coming night

(HT to KS for hearing a haiku in my story)

January 27, 2015

fresh snow, fresh tracks
long before we were awake
that front yard bunny

January 26, 2015

January storm
even our alarm clocks
take a snow day

January 25, 2015

everyone comes home
winter boots full of water
lakeside sledding hill

January 24, 2015

college mailbox
seeing my dad’s handwriting
for the first time

January 23, 2015

pulling up
one more blanket
as the snow comes down

January 22, 2015

traveling light
not even the last goose
looks back

January 21, 2015

first snow
we watch our landmarks

January 20, 2015

our brick walkway
glazed with ice this evening
we reach for each other

January 19, 2015

Martin Luther King
I set the gospel songs
to repeat

January 18, 2015

the long gash they cut
as a fire gap in the woods
full of fog tonight

January 17, 2015

rhythmic thwack
of a happy dog’s tail
repeating stories

January 16, 2015

geese honking
wildly at each other
as the first snow falls

January 15, 2015

mist in motion
over the frozen lake
she takes my hand

January 14, 2015

sweaters and socks
we light our winter nights
with static sparks

January 13, 2015

how I love
this meadow picture of you
your hand grazing grass

January 12, 2015

ragged stalks
where the corn maze was
we research nursing homes

January 11, 2015

back country
even the crow stops to ask
for directions

January 10, 2015

ten days later
we are still busy forgetting
which year this is

January 09, 2015

we sweep the snow
ahead of us as we walk
making room for more

January 08, 2015

all summer long
mosquitos whining
about the fine mesh

January 07, 2015

early storm warning
the nurse tells us
he had a bad night

January 06, 2015

smudged sunlight
not quite masked
by clouds of snow

January 05, 2015

January 04, 2015

one more morsel
even the mice indulge
over winter break

January 03, 2015

January 02, 2015

our quickening hearts
the moment we realize
the bat is inside

January 01, 2015

the front yard bunny
shares not one resolution —
New Year’s Day