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Poem: It's winter again

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Posted on April 27, 2016 | Blog Category:
By Gary Margolis



It’s Winter Again

Gratitude to you, young woman,

sliding your squeegee across the glass,

wiping its blade dry again.

 

Praise for the care you’re taking

applying yourself side to side.

Inside the circle, the track

 

of our field house. We both find

ourselves inside, April surprising

the fields. It’s snowing!

 

More than the redwings like,

than even the jonquils can

stand. The kind of snow

 

that sticks to glass, that weeps,

when it becomes too warm

in here. Thank-you for what

 

you’re doing. And how. Making

the world see-throughable.

Custodian to the view and your job.

 

Fingerprints disappear.

What we can’t believe we’re seeing.

We say to each other, pane-by-pane,

 

lap after lap. It’s winter again.

The redwings pack their red

and black bags.

— By Gary Margolis, Cornwall

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