late afternoon sun

by Elouise

late afternoon sun

creates illusion of warmth

vanishes from sky

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Distracted by joy

then dumped

back into

the cold.

How cruel can it get?

The sun warms my eyes

illuminates space

between trees

on the ground

above the snow

in the air.

Could spring be just ahead?

No matter.

Thank you for this

golden moment

of cheer.

Almost as

beautiful as a


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 © Elouise Renich Fraser, 9 January 2015