Snow Globe

Winter, season of stars

When clear cold nights collide with morning

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The moon in her high, blue nest

The orange flame of sun flickering

Up, up, up,

Casting pink souffle across strips of cloud. 

This is when the stars shine best,

Lingering into the biting frost of day,

Shimmering in their settled places. 

Our waking is such sweetness,

The baby’s face is like the moon,

Round and smiling, curious.

Each morning, a ritual,

We watch the school bus round the corner,

Our two heads peering from the front window

Of this house at the forest edge

This strong house,

In which we have been for nearly a year. 

Last year there were two of us, 

Now three,

Two more eyes to see the world, 

Two more hands to spread warmth,

One more life to shine. 

Spruce trees huddle, 

Wise old men standing at the back of a room

Discussing muffled opinions,

Politics, peace, times of great conflict

Muted from within this glass dome,

Snow dusted limbs, be still

As the stars

Blinking, blinking,

Fade,

Like snowflakes landing. 

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