So This is Winter


So this is winter—
and what remains of the world

now that autumn has left us,
gone underground with the
once luminous grasses and the husks
and seeds of all the left-behinds.

This is the cold season.
Learn to endure it

Laura Lush, from “Winter,” The First Day of Winter (Ronsdale Press, 1997)

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