1 Kicking up piles of foliage,
the wind tries to enter my house.
2 I can see my breath right
in front of me now.
3 Maple leaves, oak leaves, all fall
leaves tumbling through air.
4 Window panes clattering like
nervous teeth at midnight.
5 Frost pinches my cheeks, kissing me.
A cool, cruel lover.
6 Quickly, quietly needles of snow
embroider tall fir trees.
7 That must be my friends stamping
their boots outside.
8 As the kettle boils, aromas of hot
cider spice the kitchen.
9 Our favorite songs stream
10 Sparkling butter cookies melting
in our mouths.
11 A tiger cat with big green eyes
tosses balls of yarn.
12 Galaxies of snow stars whirling
every which way.
Joan McNerney’s poetry has been included in numerous literary magazines such as Camel Saloon, Seven Circle Press, Dinner with the Muse, Blueline, Spectrum, three Bright Hill Anthologies and several Kind of A Hurricane Publications. She has been nominated three times for Best of the Net. Four of her books have been published by fine small literary presses.
A wonderful winter poem from Joan McNerney 🙂 Thank you very much Joan 🙂 PoetryPasta wants to read and post YOUR December poems 🙂