Midnights Voice

(November 3,1950 / Selma, Alabama)

Blue February Promised


January's promise
was disguised
in a February blue
while the sun was
shinning thru

In the cold
while the flowers
were blooming
bright blue

Clear skies and
coming snow
Y'a know, I only
wish the best,
you know

From the yellow butter
and almost white
jonquil's bloom
To the other
and empty
gloom

I turn only out of effort
turn into the cold and blue
turn slowly to you
slowly raising my hand to you
would you too

Submitted: Thursday, August 30, 2012

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