When Winter Finally Lies Down

When winter finally
lies down and shows
its pale belly,
whole office buildings
will empty.
Cars will be abandoned
on highways.
Only trails of jackets
will remain, strewn
over floors and sidewalks,
as we all stumble towards
orchards snowed over
in blossoms, and lie down
in the warm grass.

3 Responses to “When Winter Finally Lies Down”


  1. 1 Tokoni O. Uti March 2, 2015 at 1:47 am

    Winter sounds like fun. It never snows where I live. Great poem.

  2. 2 Cheryl Racanelli March 2, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    Love the image of “trails of jackets”! My neighborhood is still covered in snow. This poem is so refreshing.

  3. 3 Cheryl March 4, 2015 at 10:43 am

    I fell in completely when winter shows its pale underbelly.

    Spring in Zurich is glorious. Enjoy.


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Hello there! My name is Nicole K. Docimo, and I am an artist and writer from the U.S.A. but currently residing in Zurich, Switzerand. Thank you for visiting my blog!

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