Remembering Pink Among The January Blues



Remembering Pink Among The January Blues

Cold crawls down my throat
And freezes deep
Among two winter-laced lungs
Hope frozen but for
A moment
Thawed by the chambers
Of a rapid beating
Heart, pumping, forcing
Red, shaded crimson
Rises to my cheeks
And to my nose
And colors
Pink the tip

And I
I purse my lip
Just like the winter

And I am
Thawed, outside and in
By warm remembering

Of faded valentines
Posted on the mailbox
Declaring that a daughter has been
Of salmon rushing up stream
Against all odds
And flannel p.j.’s worn
In college
Days of shades of

And every year she comes
When hope is all but lost
She pushes through the cold
And frost
And hangs a hundred blooms
Whispering that Spring
Will come, it always does

And thaws the coldest soul
Stuck in the middle of
A million signs of
And her deepest
Shades of blues

The Door

Doors with cut out crosses

The Door

How lovely that you walked across the street
Knocked, so politely at my door
As I went
Walking ’round the block
My dogs and

Wasn’t even there
To greet you
But I returned
To knock
I almost skipped
To the front door of your white house
I find you there
A little cat and mouse
We played.

How lovely that you live across from me
Lady Wisdom, friend,
Passion for poetry goes between your house
And mine
Giving  gifts of boxes and origami
Laying them gently into my hand
Your words like honey drop, drip, drop
I lap up every syllable I hear, I understand

Don’t stop living two doors down
Life is richer when you come to town

My friend I pray that it will be

A good long while
Before we see
Come knocking at our

Swing wide the gates of freedom
Between you and me
And sweet poetry.


Joining Tweetspeak Poetry today for their poetry writing prompt “Doors and Passageways.”