lenten journal: winter wonderland

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winter wonderland

I think winter gets a bad rap
it gets blamed for the
days getting shorter

but that is autumn’s fault
every day of winter is
a little longer than the last

yes, it’s cold but I like the cold
it’s also chili and cornbread
build a fire bundle up

people ask if my depression
is worse in the winter
no spring is the hardest time

the equinox makes me edgy
somehow the daffodils seem
to knock me in the dirt

the weight of the world makes
resurrection hard to take
can I say that out loud

I’ll miss winter even though
I’m dying to plant vegetables
life is not explained by seasons

Peace,
Milton

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