Literary Hook: A poem for February

Christine Swanberg
Christine Swanberg

By Christine Swanberg
Author and Poet

This February

This bitter cold February morning

somewhere twixt solitary and lonely

so quiet you hear your mind exploring

dark, familiar paths. You think if only

this, if only that, then what might have been

in your parallel universe, the place

where all your daring dreams dance. Remember Zen,

all unfolding process, eager white space.

Remember nothing but what’s before you

this winter day filled with promises:

savor lunch with a friend, chai tea brew,

a car that starts, a cat to feed, dances —

salsa in your den, then suds and shower.

You move ahead, ready for this hour.

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Christine Swanberg is a local author and poet. She received the Lawrence E. Gloyd Community Impact Award at the 2012 Rockford Area Arts Council State of the Arts Awards.

Posted Jan. 27, 2015

One thought on “Literary Hook: A poem for February

  • Jan 29, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    This one seems to have missed the mark for some odd reason or another. I guess it’s because my realm of February is much more bleak and depressing; well maybe not so much now that I live in Southern California, but when I was living in Rockford bleak and depressing nailed it for February. I’m talking huge bleakness and depression.

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