Afloat


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A small city
Built upon a water line
As a hull making its’ way
Beneath the rolling waves
A skyscraper afloat
Yet one can’t help but wonder
Even given displacement of water
Which side should be up?

Hibernation


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Hibernation
It is a matter of orbits and tilts
Of light verses dark
Warm over cold
A means of survival

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To flourish
When all things seem alive
To hibernate
When life is frozen against the low angle light

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Each morning the sun moves along the horizon
It is that season
As day equals night

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To awaken
Out of a den
To emerge from the mud
Or beneath the matted leaves
Whether the earth is ready or not

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Life is stirred
Weaken, yet hopeful
To what life offers ahead

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Cold Feet


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The sun is surely in the winter doldrums
Its’ shows up late every morning
And leaving early at the end of the day
With no enthusiasm to share any of its’ warmth

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What about the rest of us
Caught up in the sun’s cyclical moods
Having to face all on our own
Arctic cold fronts,
Cars that won’t start
Furnaces that won’t shut off
With cold feet, cold hands and faces
And (SAD) Seasonal Affective Disorder

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Yes we could leave
Enticed by family and friends
Who boast of warmer climes
Of topical islands
Lust and green

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But what about the others
Who have to remain behind
Now that the holidays are over
Who can they complain too?
What is misery if it can’t be shared
So we stay put
With the other fools
And do our countdown

To when the sun may change her mood

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