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







new year's








if only the nights 

weren't so long


and so black

and so formidable


oh, santa fe

what were we thinking!?








Poetry by one trick pony The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2020-10-17 at 05:11

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dott Print text 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.

Huge fan of oartumn here, and huge fan of this poem. Well done!

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I mustíve the yin to your yang! Everything you write of here so well and tightly, I love and canít wait to enjoy!