After You Left: Lost Love in Winter

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Two days of freezing rain. 

The car glazed fast to the clay.
The snow hardened, gray as the sky. 

But today a fat cabbie
flies a kite in the park.

It dips in the Kansas wind
like his chins.

 

First published in Wind.

 

Sky above Land's End, Maine - photo by Vera Lisa Smetzer

Photo by Vera Lisa Smetzer

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