Saturday, 24 January 2009


On the new year,
I’m wondering where winter sleeps,
certainly not in my backyard
where the leaves remain sleepy brown,
grasses bid me to wake up soon,
waking up soon.

Sure, winter wakes here
by the calendar - at least
but my eyes lie to me,
and my heart tests the metal
of the season.

Dave Barber
Albuquerque, New Mexico
United States

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