Saturday, December 31, 2011

That Snow

English: Snow on the mountains of Southern Cal...Image via Wikipedia
There is no snow anywhere,
just ice--frozen rain like dried milk that
sticks to my windshield and scraper.
But at the stop sign in the dark of night
are two snow boulders,
as if someone traveling from up north
dropped them off of their vehicle
and went on without noticing.
In the cold dark morning
where I can hardly see to drive
they are like headlights--
a beacon lighting my way.

© Julianne Carlile

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

That Doll

English: Santa Claus with a little girl Espera...Image via Wikipedia
That baby doll
with the real eyelashes,
that cooed and wet,
with the velvet sashes,

that Santa for some reason
never brought,
the one I waited for,
for nought,

surpasses all others
through all the seasons:
all memories, all presents
all dolls, all reasons.

© Julianne Carlile





Sunday, December 11, 2011

Una Gerbera

Una gerberaImage by Sevillano... via Flickr
Una Gerbera, my you pretty flower.
I stand and look at you long and long.
You are helping me pass my helpless hour,
as I wait for tomorrow
and ever after's repeating
song.

© Julianne Carlile