Just Far Enough
The tangle and bareness
White and brown and dark green and black
Wind through branches is different
Than wind through leaves
And the winter invites me to her silence.
Clean and bright, a fresh start
A fresh wind to dry out
The moisture of suffering
And relationship to culture
Chicadee and Sparrow
Songs brief and pure snow beautiful
And harsh wood chopping welcome
The woods in the winter,
Go just far enough
To forget where you’ve been.