the spring signs of completion such an annual relief,
that it as if- never again! as if winter is through.
Then that one day when just a few leaves fall,
and we remember it's coming.
then that one day the clocks turn and we realize it is already here.
graciously the darkness does not corrolate complete with the cold
on these days, light streams in in spite of harshness.
The warmth from the space heater so much warmer for the cold yearning.
This is what we remember fondly, the joy against sadness, love against struggle, this time of year.