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Issue # 7 May 2012
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Jean L. Kreiling

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Winter Confrontations

Weightless, colorless,
soundless flakes somehow subdue
a sturdy gray oak.

The depth of the white,
half-frozen mantle exceeds
the height of your boot.

The huge-handed clutch
of steely cold penetrates
your parka's embrace.

The sun only glares—
until it meets its eager
match in your child's eyes.