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WinterWorld

Embarking Blog

...on the journey towards restoration of all things

WinterWorld

Tom Elenbaas

The bitter winter bites

at my cheeks

and the puddle at the end

of my driveway that never

goes away is now frozen.

Each tiny water droplet slides

down

the roof

and slithers

down

its icy counterpart

until the two are one.

And I notice I’m losing

heat from my house.

I sometimes come out

here

just to be cold

so I can go back inside

and warm up again, feeling

the tingly feeling in my toes

when the feeling comes back.

Winter sticks to my

windshield

when I drive and I know

that I have to fill

the washer fluid

because I can no

longer

see the road.

Sometimes life is like winter.

It accosts me without

my invitation

or understanding

and I wait

because I know

that spring will come,

not because I did anything

but because that’s how it works.

Winter and the world

play games we don’t

understand

so we stand

under their

desire to control us.

Snow melts eventually

and winter is gone

until the next one.


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