Early Morning Half-Light


I had a dream and in it

A love and I

With a friend were talking about


I was asked if I liked the snow

At the time we were surrounded

By it

Nonetheless, I said I liked snow


And my dear one said so, too

Clearly, our friend at the time

Only wanted to hear

About warmth

So I waxed

(maybe that’s a mansplain)


I like four quarters to the year

With time for everything

I’m sure I had that when a child

In Pittsburgh

Though it’s not like that


Global warning having moved

The even year up north

Somewhere in New York


I looked at the one and thought,

Maybe we’ll go there

And then dreams do what they do


C L Couch



“Vier Jahreszeiten” (Bernd Altenstein) am Holler See in Bremen

JeKr – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=14692213