Almost midnight, mild mid-December

Almost midnight, mild mid-December

Tell the day to let go of the lake.
It is deeper than even the night

and its stars are alive.
Down here in the heart nothing

is burning, even tragedy houses
the vulnerable gestures of life.

Come dawn the night and the day will
once again renew their tepid rivalry.

Miles away the mountain awakes
and realizes he is a lake, too.

9 thoughts on “Almost midnight, mild mid-December

  1. reocochran

    With winter setting in, I scheduled a post the first day of Winter. (12/21/15) I wrote about some sadness, melancholy of entering cold and dreary months. I do have a happy, fulfilled life but for some reason this post reflected some of my thoughts, Jeff. Take care, Robin


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