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A Tanka (NaPoWriMo #11)

Frozen Statue, Miika Järvinen

Striking photo of a frozen statue by Miika Järvinen

Sleet drops in buckets
I forgot my umbrella
Must I go outside?
A hooded man sits content
On the street sipping hot tea

“Someone else is happy with less than what you have.” -Unknown

(More than one third of the way there!)

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Quivering hands stick into warm pockets and fallen snowflakes drip from eyelashes, melting into tears that congeal from the frost, glazing over again the hint of spring that hadn’t been seen for a long, long time.

Georgia O'Keeffe. An Orchid. (1941)
Georgia O’Keeffe. An Orchid. (1941)

Winters become longer than they seem in February.
How I miss the warm sunshine.

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