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The Color of Zero Degrees Cold

it takes a day like today:
wide open skies,
not a single cloud,
an almost
mist hanging close
to the frozen earth.

it takes this kind of day
to remember
how many different blues are inside the cold,
… how many
colors belong to white.

Snow. Is not. White.
(You knew that.)

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Seen :: Frost Birds

did not have to go far today
to see a sudden burst of flight.
frost birds rise, startled,
in the dimming afternoon.

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Seen :: ice fishing in Montana

a bright red origami ball
on a field of ice
like an ornament resting on
an ikat tablecloth