We Close our Eyes

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Above our head, hail forms, plummeting to pin prick curiosity
just as the jilted spring we foresaw disappears from view;
we crawl back to hide between the shadows of winter and yesterday.

New bells toll and sound out the dawning sun but they refuse
it a foothold until pale and wan like the crisp, bitter flakes
of morbid snow and frostbitten mouths that feed in it.

As snow comes to ponder deeply, black crevasses are eked out;
we peek into them and risk falling in with no hope of rescue
by warmth or thaw or sunlight, all dwarfed by a blizzard’s gloom.

Whilst caught sleeping, the dimness of winter is swallowed up
by tell tale signs of blue, airy skies wafting overhead –
the lustre of azure water swims in its eagerness to set us free…

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Author: Anita Lubesh

I write poetry/prose/stories/short stories/verses for children/sketch/and have 6 chapters of a novel sitting there like that half eaten trifle in the fridge or bottle of Jack Daniels because something makes you afraid to eat it or drink... right now.. I am a proud Geordie from England's northern hemisphere and the beautiful city of Newcastle upon Tyne. I live with my lovely husband who came all the way from sunny California just for me, and my favourite animal, Bobble, our dog. I am a member of Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth and wish we could all do more, especially today, when such a lot is wrong.

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