From the Poetry Marathon in February, 2015.
Explanation of Frost
Winter. A freeze last night and now
Sun on the roof and the frost running
away from it. The line clearly marked
territory to territory and the one shrinking
and the other growing. Sun on the roof in the winter
the day gets stronger and the night a memory
Frost on the roof in the winter
Some say a house with good insulation in the attic
Some say winter hitting with a hard hand.
I watch the frost-eaten roof spread itself out in the sun
to wait for more tonight. Winter.