Sunday 10 January 2021

Ice Trees


 Ice Trees by Jan Jones

Faint tracery of ice trees against the sky
like a ghost memory of how life used to be
before all this
before all the all this

Sunlight thaws the fairytale
brings winter-stark reality
another day of doing the next thing
then the next
then the next
then the next

Yet still sometimes when I look up
I see the feathery traces etched on my mind
wanting to whisper of hope