Tomorrow & Tomorrow &

By CJ Muchhala

  The sloth of winter
 creeps in its lugubrious pace from day to barren day
 & all our yesterdays have dimmed to dusk
 within our snow-bound brains.  
 Come out, wan sun!
 Stay a little longer, wax a little stronger  
 till grimy snow relinquishes its place  
 to seed or bud & Earth becomes  
 a vivid green lit up with birdsong.
 Then life will once more strut onstage, a vibrant tale  
 told by a toddler splashing through spring  
 puddles, full of giggles & discoveries,
 signifying joy.

© by CJ Muchhala.
Used with the author’s permission.