Posted by on Jan 6, 2014 in Parenting, Personal, Poetry, Uncategorized, Winter | 6 comments

On Winter and Motherhood

Winter’s Lament

Four snowflakes sailed passed my window

a horizontal glide

a finger to gravity

wind’s revelation.

tiny misguided flurry

losing its way

leaving their pack

choosing a less-traveled path.

so easy to count

too easy to count

a tease

a taunt

a disappointment

for the mother who bought two grocery store sleds

who cradled memory

and held hope high

and suspended reality

to recapture the scattered

“fool me once, shame on you,

fool me twice, shame on me.”

she saved the receipt

and silently cursed time.

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