A Cold Winter’s Haiku

Published Jan 7, 2018 at 9:00am

Incessant drifter

moon’s harsh light

pierces full

Blue white snow

frozen flinty firm

footfall crackles!

Furnace whirs

grow intimate now

relentless!

Holiday 

hullabaloo in

rear mirror

Snowmen slump

deflated sacs in cold

ironic

Door cracked open

air bites sniffing nose

dog backs up

Rumble nears

cold steel scraping ice

shovel calls

Gas flame whooshes!

Ben Franklin stove stirs

warm toes wiggle

Feeder full

dark-eyed juncos flit

thistle seeds fall

TV dark

computer asleep

hush sublime

Chai tea hot

spice cookie crumbles

life is good!

Pulled to chin

blanket lulls sweet dreams

electric