I would like to decorate this silence,
but my house grows only cleaner
and more plain. The glass chimes I hung
over the register ring a little
when the heat goes on.
I waited too long to drink my tea.
It was not hot. It was only warm.
Linda Gregg, 1942-2019
“Winter Love” from Chosen by the Lion
© 1999 Linda Gregg
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