The sun hugs the horizon on the very first day of winter
Preparing for a quick departure
And on the other side of the world,
Summer lingers longer.
Here no leaves are left to carry on their lovely dance,
Their fall party is over,
and the globe has begun its stretching exercises.
As the North Pole points toward the North Star,
We slant along the old familiar pathway
Scattering cool new breezes and even snow,
Grouping through the darker places and spaces,
Always waiting for the Light to come
And make all things new again.