Mid-December

Mid-December

in the dark
of night I see
a shooting star

cold Wisconsin
winds and what
a brilliant sunrise

the gift of a cup
of coffee in a
quiet room

notebooks and pens
to take notes
write new thoughts

books and blogs
to read and
always learn

years go by
and some things
have not changed

rather have grown
stronger

Ellen Grace Olinger
(December 2012)