mornings carry the weight of what you bring them

but i love the snow when it lies so soft
and your breath like lilacs on the edge of my ear

i remember learning in younger years
that falling snow brings a calm to our earth
brings the warmth inside to your bones

i stood outside this morning in the grey quiet
and listened to wind whistling between poplars
and prayed to the outlines of frost on yet green blades of grass
and the brown rabbit acknowledged all of this
never left until I drove away

winter brings so much to us
brings the introspection of the long night
and the reflection from crystal blankets

but most of all i love the snow
and most of all i love what else it brings
my love with yours in a moment
flakes of snow crinkling at the window
and a reluctant sun

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