TUESDAY: Winter Message


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the pristine 
dusting of snow 
beckons to me
from the empty parking lot

a glorious blank canvas 
primed by Mother Nature 

I step carefully
into the sacred space 

then shuffle through the snow
leaving a trail 
of exposed pavement 
in a wide upward arc


I halt momentarily
at the halfway mark

make a simple v 

then continue — 
shuffling in a downward arc
to close the gap


a winter message, left 
for others passing by 
a gentle reminder 
that love prevails
in the heart 
of the longest 
shortest month


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Florence Niven lives in Kingston, Ontario with her husband Don. Her recently published Step Into This Day – Thoughts on Connection is a compilation of 70 of her poems that explore gratitude, love and loss. She has also written a children’s book called Her Down was Up and Her Up was Down. 

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