winter scares me

 

i am a sun worshipper

winter scares me

 

hot weather suits me

soothes me

 

i shiver all winter

pile on the blankets

 

it makes no difference

i crave the sun

 

~

 

i hear that santa fe winters

tend to be sunny

 

but cold!

that dry mountain air

 

that high elevation

but, oh, the sky is blue!

 

~

 

skin lotion and vodka

are on the list

 

will our cowboy house

hold heat

 

will our blue door

protect us

 

~

 

there is excitement in the air

talk of the slopes

 

thank you, but no

maybe rum

 

~

 

marketa makes no concession

to winter

 

dresses in wool

year 'round

 

except when she doesn't

is prone

 

to practicality

except when she isn't

 

~

 

i am bearing down

steeling myself

 

shoulders already hunched

against the cold

 

and it's only october

155 days until spring

 

~

 

thanksgiving

christmas

 

new year's

january!

 

february!

help!

 

~

 

if only the nights 

weren't so long

 

and so black

and so formidable

 

oh, santa fe

what were we thinking!?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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Written on 2020-10-17 at 05:11

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F.i.in.e Moods The PoetBay support member heart!
Perhaps it's because I live in winterland ;), but I actually look forward to colder temps. In saying that though, I do identify with the "Help!" section for its length! I like the warmth of sun, but summer heat, no thank you. Funny how opposite our preferences can be. Really enjoyed this, you write so well. Thanks.
2020-10-18


Thomas D The PoetBay support member heart!
Huge fan of oartumn here, and huge fan of this poem. Well done!
2020-10-17


josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
I mustíve the yin to your yang! Everything you write of here so well and tightly, I love and canít wait to enjoy!
2020-10-17