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Waking to now


I press my face to the glass 

and pass right through

with eyes that look to

the beauty beyond


The painter worked all night

with one color on the brush

just white


White that lies on evergreen

like cotton babies held

in arms unseen 


White that drapes

in many shades

on hidden shapes 


White that flows

soft and smooth

on sharp edged rows 


I drink it in 


for as long as it takes 

to cover cold glass

with warm breath


Then the questions come


Is it deep enough

to cover up the color

on my calendar?


Is it cold enough

to freeze time

and make it stand still?


Is there wind enough

to blow away the clutter 

of my day? 


Is there ice enough

to make all that once seemed urgent

slip and slide away?


The answer is yes! 


And everything of insignificance

is erased from sight

as I crawl right in

and curl up under

my blanket of white





Chris Spitters, Stevensville, Michigan


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