Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Not Yet Spring

I am physically cold today.

It is that internal cold that makes one's fingers slow to move,
one's nail beds a faint bluish purple.

I saw a robin hopping around my backyard today
and noticed that several tulip bulbs have pushed their waxy leaves through the semi-frozen dirt
but even with these early signs of Spring
the air is cold and there is an occasional snow flurry

The sun shines brightly just outside my window
as the warmth of the sun's rays
(not yet strong enough to warm the crisp winter air)
deceivingly radiate a patch of illuminated carpet below.

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