Winter Flats



Dear Editor:

 

Sucking mud-

Crackling ice-

Gritty sand protests

As cold stabbing steel teeth

Reluctantly reveals a hard won

Winter harvest.

 

Steamed glasses-

Numb toes-

Tingling fingers in snot

Backed gloves-

Bills to pay.

 

Early morning visions of

Summer’s warmth-

Blown and iced over-

Only these cold flats

Of winter,

Seeping into

Desperate tired Bones.

 

Nadine Murphy

Sullivan

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