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Poem: Winter Tease

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Kate Halverson
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Winter Tease

A February morning

when a brilliant sunrise turns

Mississippi river bluffs into Egyptian

miracles, camels envisioned crossing

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a golden desert, or is it still ice —

wind sailors taking a break over last

weekend's rush to fly across

Mid-winter tease, arriving three

days before a predicted blizzard

forcing us to bend like bare-boned

branches playing tag with the wind

and potential school closings

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You and I, making way for whatever's

up next, cross the river, round the bend

putting an end to that which we

continue to say — we love!

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