Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Poem - California in January Is

California in January is

Filled with sunshine and citrus

As the swirling rush of Christmas melts away

Like the fantastical snow-filled scenes

Of greeting cards and songs

Which whistled at every store and stop


Leaving only grey austerity

A slog into sustenance and labor

From the early morning breaking bleak

Into a day that makes a short circuit of the sky

Edging so slowly from shortest longer


A surreptitious day that begins in chill

But opens into sweeping vistas of stubbled mountain ranges

Expansive views of skies swept clean and clear

Brightening, Warming


Under the hours of circling around the curve

To bloom in mid-day into

 Sun-kissed, citrus-scented joy.

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