I WANT

I want the sky to be that certain crimson
tinged with burnt sienna and cinnabar,
but today winter is holding sway
and the sun sneaks off behind
the gray wall from which it only peeked,
and left the day one of grayscale
where intensity replaced beauty
and even the cardinal opted to stay
high in the spruce, offering
only an occasional glint of red.
We come to expect this, it is a season
of colorlessness, and the only question
is whether we can hold out
until spring returns the full pallette
and nature takes up brush again.

One thought on “I WANT

  1. Michael Butler

    Timing is everything. This morning’s sky reminded me of winter for no reason at all and how we enjoy watching the grand kids run through the flood lights shining on the snow just before we call them in for dinner.

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