February 17th

that lust to be out,

to breathe the fresh, fragrant air

is so spring-like

February 16th

crushed crystals scrumble

under light shoes, carefully tiptoeing

around this thin, thin ice

February 13th

longer days, brighter days;

familiar warmth in the air;

shallow spring emerges

February 7th

thinner than rice paper,

thinner than spiderweb,

thin ice on the ground…

January 26th

wishing for a clear,

cloudless winter day, so tonight

I could gaze at the stars