Jan Hauck

Rookie (June 1,1978)

Winter


I remember the mental hibernation,
Crunching boots trying to keep up
Life had to go on as usual in white,
Depression interrupted by Christmas
Unsuccessfully.

Autumn was a season of preparation,
Nuts, some oranges, scarf and gloves,
For the standstill according to nature,
And trying to live life as usual,
Unsuccessfully.

I remember central heating like a heart,
Pumping hot blood through the house,
Shirt and shorts and 25 degrees,
To ignore the pending death outside,
Unsuccessfully.

Submitted: Monday, April 09, 2012

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