Winter Solstice

 In Jupiter's Hive, Today's Feed

Written by: Adrienne Yeardye


when I awoke

my nose was so cold

and the blankets 

warm and heavy


arriving late in the dark

I hadn’t noticed the curtains

yellow checkerboard and new

frost covering the windows


there were others awake

now above

footsteps and laughing

the quiet smell of coffee


I dressed quickly

not leaving the bed

a baseboard heater

clicking to keep up


the sun just warming the snow

and I stepped back out into the black and white


my breath before me


I followed the footsteps

to the end of the dock

and greeted the light 

with fresh heart



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