Category Archives: winter

Wintah Maine

Walking on a back road From school No sign of the sun Leaden clouds overhead Fields frozen by deep snow. A northerly wind from Montreal A long slog home. Grey slush underfoot Cold wet seeping Through soles Another mile to Grandmother’s house. Where waits The warmth of a pot belly stove Pull off boots Peel […]

Cold As A Dog’s Tongue

Today 120 in Death Valley. 98 in Brooklyn. Ice cream stick in my hand. A glob of vanilla falls on my foot. Cold spreads on my skin Like frost from a hole in an Inuit’s boot Cold, but not close to zero in winter. And then the cold melts above freezing. A dog looks at […]