Looking Deeply at Small Things: Winter Solstice

I was honored to have some poems featured in the publication “Looking Deeply at Small Things,” created by my friend Katie. The issue’s theme was the Winter Solstice, and I wrote a poem inspired by the seasonal shift.

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The sun stands still
as the world holds its breath,
anticipating longer days.

Snow dusts the shoreline
and gleams like diamonds,
just before the light dips

below the Lake. Waves churn
in the longest night, a song to remind
us time still moves forward.

Morning is coming and with it––
light. Day will soon again
overtake the night.