February 29, 2016

February 28, 2016

February 27, 2016

rumbling thunder
as if the first green shoots
need to be wakened


February 26, 2016

late afternoon light
for the first time in months
not just bright, but warm


February 25, 2016

swampwater rising
‘til it’s level with the road
we cross an old line


February 24, 2016

restless night
every dream’s story line
shot through with rain


February 23, 2016

late February
my neighbor’s dog
finds last year’s stick


February 22, 2016

taller geese, now
as the urge to nest wells up
they look beyond us



February 21, 2016

February 20, 2016

the lake ice melts
enough for the mallard

to rinse that bright green


February 19, 2016

the feeling of ease
when we travel together
first signs of spring


February 18, 2016

bright morning glare
again I skip the song
that reminds me of you


February 17, 2016

February 16, 2016

tell me, flood water,
what was the thing I was
meant to learn today?


February 15, 2016

February 14, 2016

Valentine's Day —
we try to remember
that this ground will thaw


February 13, 2016

February 12, 2016

the math of long love
our lives graphed in two parts
before and after


February 11, 2016

February 10, 2016

sweat-soaked
yet calm in the knowledge
I could outrun him


February 09, 2016

waking to a world
from a baker’s dream
powdered sugar snow


February 08, 2016

February 07, 2016

finding beauty
in the trees’ bare branches —
how long since we’ve spoken?


February 06, 2016

holding her zenith
for just a few moments more
February sun


February 05, 2016

our soaking wet gloves
tell the story —
snowballs before breakfast!


February 04, 2016

picking up speed
down the long hill to sleep
chased by a headache


February 03, 2016

meltwater rising,
fog sinking down to meet it
every line blurs


February 02, 2016

the walk to school
he looks longingly back
at his snow angels


February 01, 2016

our progress slowed
by the snow we piled high
along life’s edges