Walking the Dog in Winter

Lori Lamothe
Dec 9, 2020 · 1 min read

A lesson in stillness

Photo by Dimitry Anikin on Unsplash

The tree holds sky between its branches —
a cloud and a blue so intense it reminds me
of summer — as if it’s possible for a dying
lonely thing to open its arms and wrap
warmth inside stillness. Of course
nothing actually works like that. The cloud
shakes itself free from the tree’s embrace,
refuses to take part in my wishing
this blustery, scattered moment into metaphor.