Winter Poem

18

The white outside silences the world

Drifts glisten and crunch in the cold

The sound of shovels scraping carry across the street

Moving the snow beside the driveway

quickens the heartbeat.

The sun is warm

The sky – God’s blue

Winds are calm

Out back is a beautiful view

Shorter days are here for now

The snow turns from white to blue

The solitary walker quickens her pace and smiles

Because she is thinking of you

Cheryl Dunkley