Rodney Epperson

Rookie (September 1971 / Cincinnati, Ohio)

Awakening

Stinging cold wind howls against the ice caked windows as another January has set in

Gray and melancholy mixing in a twisted partnership of gloom lurk in the dusk before night

Though the fire I built roars true in the fireplace keeping its dauntless vigil against the looming darkness and cold

I feel the frigid night washing over me as if I were in the midst of it

The unexpected passing of you has left me more acutely aware of sensations such as this

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