Seasoned Evenings

Written for:  Poetic Asides 2019 April PAD Challenge – Day 26
For today’s prompt, write an evening poem. A poem about or during the night. Or take evening a completely different direction and think of evening the score or making things more even (or fair or whatever).

Evening comes so quickly in Winter,
we spend most of our nights indoors.
Summer evenings we can watch stars shimmer.

On cold nights I think of lamplights glinting
on sidewalks of boarded up stores.
Evening comes so quickly in Winter.

I yearns to hear finches atwitter,
my pulse quickens, tingles in my core
Summer evenings we can watch stars shimmer.

Darkened nights we hear gusts of bitter
winds. Trees sway, bare limbs dance to Winter’s score.
Evening comes so quickly in Winter.

During storms we worry at light’s flicker
though our stock of candles should reassure.
Summer evenings we can watch stars shimmer.

Even the moon looks stretched thinner.
How many more cold spells can we endure.
Evening comes so quickly in Winter.
Summer evenings we can watch stars shimmer.

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I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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