woke this morning, lifted salty
eyes to a small window frosted with chill.
condensed upon the pane: night’s dew
from my cheeks and shining eyes, transformed.
outside, dark-needled giants bow, scrape
Earth, weighed down with the
weight of my
white as snow.
somewhere, a cardinal wreaks havoc.
c. Mary Kathryn Gough
11/9/05 11.53 am oregon cabin
(abt 11/7/05, unexpected snow)
small edit: feb 17 2010 1.44 pm london