"A child's learning is the funtion more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Saturday, December 24, 2005

December Second

December Second

Just before dark
smoke from the chimney
drifts down among the trees
in pale wide ribbons,
and puffy juncos dig around
the red oaks for what
squirrels sometimes leave.
Hushed by low smooth sky,
I-75 recedes like
descending sleep.
Lights on, I watch
you through the window
warming by the stove,
holding your breath
for the first flakes
of snow.

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