ELLEN CREGAN #2: January

Artwork by Joseph Lynch
Artwork by Joseph Lynch

on buses shuttling

through green hills


I got my frost

and bloomed


my skin did not peel

merely suffered


the ephemeral pinking

that comes with north wind


I wait for my shoulders

to become dusted


as I wonder at

medieval manors.


victoriana is a comfort

it’s leveled foundations and


symmetrical spaces

remind me of home


for now, I stare at clouds and

wait for the weather’s change.