Tagged: winter

three months till christmas

three months till christmas
and counting, but we can still
play ella’s greatest

hits to get everyone in
the spirit, over crab rice
.
20220927:2016
y

a matter of chance –

spring knocks, and winter

spring knocks, and winter
does not answer, ignores the
buzz, buzz, buzzer, stands

still, no peeking from behind
the curtains, no creaking floorboards
.
20220405:2101
y

not all things have a

every year, the hand-

every year, the hand-
off starts with a staring contest
and ends with a tug-

of-war – spring and winter, sibling
rivalry in all its splendour
.
20220326:1446
y

mama’s azalea

mama’s azalea
bushes line up for winter’s
inspection, a cool

nudge before a dramatic
entrance, blushing towards the light
.
20220311:1938
y

the white azaleas

the white azaleas
dad planted at the side of
our house wave so long,

so long when we back out of the
driveway from winter to fall
.
20220309:1823
y

in mama’s garden,

in mama’s garden,
the camellias wake up before
anyone else, stretch

towards the sun in their winter
layers, waiting to go out
.
20220306:1830
y

march catches me off

february tries

february tries
to shed off winter, time and
time again, counting

down and skipping through the days,
relying on a groundhog
.
20220220:1337
y