Arlyn

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GOING GREEN
HAPPY HOLIDAYS

December has
its Bah Humbug days.
Still, I marvel at the decorations
of the season.
No, not the lights
or blow up snowmen in yards.
Cute,
but not as awesome
as red pepper or persimmons
hanging on bare branches.
The sparkle of the morning dew
that’s turned to frost
on the bush outside my door,
the snowy egret standing on one leg
among the reeds,
the noisy hello from Canadian geese
as they flock into the sky,
or the way the mist
provides a curtain
to reflect the setting sun,
even the nip in the wind
that encourages me
to move a little faster,
all of this
set out for me.
(Yes, yes, such ego).
Suddenly the winter day
calms my heart.

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