Issue Fifteen - October 2009

Winter very quick poem

By Susan Slapin

winter very quick poem
out my window
white snow begins, again
another wondering winter blast
when we thought it was over.

pouring down swan feathers
across a sumi brush
just beneath the belly
of the forever
just above the roar
of white caps
just above
the comfort of mother earth.

firs tall like eagles perched
pronouncing their upright
vigilance & likely glory.

another hilly chilly history
cave medicine endures
the ancestors survive.

between the myths
the pollyanna fluff
amongst the souls
who remember.

who grow by their very efforts
who glow by their very breath.

no one said it would be easy,
but some
one said,
I know.