The Waiting

On the cusp of Adventwith the fires litbut the bells still stowed awayin closets, cabinets, boxes, and shelvesall decoration tremblinglike tinsel in a soft breezewaiting for the starting whistle the blessed season stirs in its slumbersubtle movements behind the eyelidsshow signs of awakening the dawn holds its breath in anticipationheralding that midnight long agowhen theContinue reading “The Waiting”

Groundhog Day

Up north, trouble is steeping awaya cold brew in the worksan icy blue cloud on the weather maplike a smudge of something borrowedturning up where it doesn’t belong The kitchen is a greenhousesnug and tightly stocked as the fridgewhere heat, not freeze, means calamity But the storm, if it arrives, is hours awayso for nowContinue reading “Groundhog Day”