Wednesday, December 05, 2007


soft joy
Christmas 2003

It snowed today and it was quiet.

I sat on the couch bundled in an old wool army blanket
And watched the flakes free-falling from above.

Outside the birds and the squirrels dug through the snow
To find their buried treasure of seed and corn.

Off in the distance a rabbit watched.
He will come tonight while I sleep and the others are gone.
I will see his tracks tomorrow.

I hugged myself and I cried because
It snowed today and it was quiet