Winter Dance
    Footnotes

    “Winter Dance,” New Era, Jan. 1992, 51

    Winter Dance

    Fall just fell

    right through the floor

    Leaves falling

    leaving the trees vulnerable

    Spiky, spindly branches

    reach up to touch the sky

    swaying in the wind

    to nature’s music

    Back and forth

    they continue to dance

    Branches reaching high

    to the tip-top of the sky

    reaching

    stretching

    day after day

    swaying in the wind

    Season after season

    it happens again

    The winter dance

    performed by the trees

    hails the coming of Spring.