Nostalgia

With winter packing bags
spring on heels
Warmth wrapped thoughts
Impart cozy feel

Loved ones’ untimely
Departures caused sinkholes
Demand filling with warmth
Remembered love of yore

Wrapping mom’s shawl
Around my shoulders cold
I lean back into her love’s
Cosseting folds

Trees have air of excitement
Swaying rejuvenation swagger
nature’s botox fixings, soft green
beards promise new beginnings

smudgy piles of snow melted
into puddles of hasbeens
booted steps spring new jauntiness
these cold wintry days, rarely seen

I extract all the brightness
From closet’s palette that can be seen
readying for colored feathers
Celebrating the colors of spring  

 

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