19-12-22 – The Air Outside is Thin

Rice Cooking, Dec. 20, 2019

The Air Outside is Thin, 2019

The air outside is thin
grasping all about
laying its hand on everything
a piercing chill freezing fingers
the ground is firm
the leaves, crisply rigid
but inside the warm air wraps me
as I watch the steam from the rice cooker
dancing in the sunlight

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