Winter

by G. Murray Thomas

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Three poems about my least favorite season, with improvised jazz backing.

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released September 20, 2013

G. Murray Thomas: words
Scott Heustis: guitar
Davei Williams: trumpet
Wade Wilkinson: production

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G. Murray Thomas Long Beach, California

SoCal poet. Author of Cows on the Freeway and My Kidney Just Arrived. Calendar and reviews editor for poetix.net. Former wordsmith for the band Murray.

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Track Name: Unspoken
UNSPOKEN

Bare branches scratch an itchy sky
A storm whispers on the horizon
Lightning tries to punch through the sunset.

I examine shards of rain in my palm
piece the water back together

slide it into an envelope
with a letter bomb.

Mail it to the sleeping thunder.
Track Name: Winter
WINTER

The promise of warmth
with every entered room.
The coats removed,
the holiday embraces,
the drinks filled.
The fire at full blaze.

But always the snow piled
against the walls,
the cold fingers parting the curtains,
and the darkness, that crystal white darkness
beating on the door.

Until, inevitably, the drinks are drained,
the fire settles into embers,
and I step, again, into the frost.
Track Name: Melting Snow
MELTING SNOW

Worn out from travel
but warm inside a friend’s house
I observe,
through a frosted window:

In the sunlight outside
following an early snowstorm
golden leaves drop the unexpected weight
snow tumbling down
branches springing up.