Midwest Winter

Frozen branches shudder-click.
Lonely sentinels
guarding empty Chicago streets.
Humanity hibernates
while nature wins this round.

One state over . . .

Country fields shiver deeply
as polar vortex rules.
Farmhouse chimneys puff outside
while Iowa hunkers down,
quilts and afghans piled on high.

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To our friends and family in the midwest, stay warm and stay safe!
Poetry form here: two tankas joined by “One state over” line.
First image from Pixabay.com; second photo is our old Iowa farmhouse we rented in the early 70s.

4 thoughts on “Midwest Winter

  1. Nancy Jahnke January 30, 2019 / 12:59 pm

    Love this timely and true descriptions!
    Boston has a wintry blast at this time! Are you adding one for your new “home team”?

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    • lillian January 30, 2019 / 1:56 pm

      Ah…..Boston’s is downright mild in comparison to what the midwest is facing. Sending warm thoughts your way….so wonderful to see you here! 🙂 ❤

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