• Jean Linville

evaporation of time

Updated: 3 days ago


January 30 - February 3 Week 57/72


the snow is still

falling at an impressive rate

taking a break from shoveling

I head inside, protesting muscles

relaxing into a chair nestled next

to a space heater as I check to see

if any birds are venturing out

cardinals, wrens, sparrows and juncos

make quick visits to the feeders

deftly hopping on deep drifts

I get lost in the quiet beauty

of a mourning dove

facing into the storm

checkered wing

ruffled flight feather

tawny brown washed here and there

stunning variations of color visible

against the bright white snow

the gentle bird repositions

settles and closes its pale blue eyelids

against the feathery flakes

that have now coated

the driveway once again




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