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Penned by a Friend

Wednesday 9 January 2013 - Filed under Penned by a Friend

By Nancy Scott

Ice melts before noon
in New Mexico cities
david says with a smile.

Kentucky widows in winter,
Marilyn writes,
glide Dawn dish soap
on outside steps,
hide inside with Sousa marches
and purring persians wanting cream.

In Pennsylvania, I hear
frozen precipitation pinging
to precisely solidify,
despite all this racket,
to a slick new architecture
which I will listen to for days
hoping for earfulls of beauty
from windchiming trees
instead of the avalanche off the roof
that starts with what isn’t
quite a gunshot.

2013-01-09  »  Marilyn Brandt Smith