Fall/Winter 2013

Linda Lerner


I didn’t know snow could feel so hot
or how much I craved the brightness,
that snow could act like sun if
that’s what the eye needs, until
that morning after weeks of grey
I woke up to snow piled against
my window its brightness lit up
the inside of everything
I wanted to throw off the covers
fling open the window and let
the 30 degree snowlight warm me
as once, nestled in my lover’s arms
I felt it, the same,  exactly like sun I told him
you feel like sun

Linda Lerner’s most recent collection, through New York Quarterly Books, is Takes Guts & Years Sometimes June 2011. http://www.nyqbooks.org/title/takesgutsandyearssometimes. Recent publications include The Brooklyn Voice, Danse Macabre, Two Bridges, The Mom Egg and Home Planet News.



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