From the collection published in winter 2015, Look Winter in the Face.
The very cold day the wind
blowing so hard the flag on the post office
stands out ninety degrees to the sidewalk
The sun on a fast paced trip
across the sky in a hurry to get out of here
and go somewhere else
and why not.
Who’d want to be out here walking
along the icy sidewalk
with the salt-covered cars creeping past
along the road bordered by piles of snow
Eyes watering, hands numb?