Vaclav Bacovsky


by RC deWinter

there’s a slyness in the changeable light
of winter
the morning sun often nothing but a tease slain by snowclouds
blowing in
from the southeast blanketing the sky with grey wool
damp heavy
with its burden of moisture that will be transformed into
tiny stars
not a twin among them falling in a baptism of frigid kisses
briefly burning
any skin exposed to their delicate cruelty
i welcome
the bite of these brief assaults that remind me
i’m alive
as i stand hatless coatless in their swirling mouth open to savor
their purity

RC deWinter

RC deWinter’s poetry is widely anthologized, notably in New York City Haiku (NY Times, 2/2017), Now We Heal: An Anthology of Hope, (Wellworth Publishing, 12/2020) easing the edges: a collection of everyday miracles (Patrick Heath Public Library of Boerne , 11/2021,) The Connecticut Shakespeare Festival Anthology (River Bend Bookshop Press, 12/2021), in print: 2River, Event Magazine, Gargoyle Magazine, Meat For Tea: The Valley Review, the minnesota review, Night Picnic Journal, Plainsongs, Prairie Schooner, Ogham Stone, San Antonio Review, Southword, Twelve Mile Review, Variant Literature, Yellow Arrow Journal, The York Literary Review among others and appears in numerous online literary journals.

Artist: Vaclav Bacovsky 





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