4AM
5 Degrees
Waning half moon
high in the sky
the air is still
but still has a bite
a fresh pure clean blanket of snow
covers the world
the landscape is lit
almost as if by
eerie pale blue daylight
and the snow sparkling
in the moonlight
is unmistakably
unavoidable
almost unbearable
in its intense beauty
its intense silence.
February 2. Winter is half done.