winter-les-anderson-web-sizeDear Winter,

While you are outside

blustering away the day

masking the delicate garden flowers

in your white, cold frost…

I am blooming inside.

Regardless of the weather

my heart

pink and yellow and blue

writes what it desires

like a flower petal

reaching for the sun in spring.

And if it is not too much to ask…

I would rather keep it that way.

~by Lynn Burns

photograph credit: Les Anderson, from