Ode to Morning Frost

You remind me of glitterphoto 154

Your sparkling, shining self along my porch railing

As if my daughters, when they were small,

Had sprinkled you along the railings edge, atop Elmer’s glue

And scattered you about.

Glitter,

The fun and glitzy shininess of it

Sparkling on my floor, walls, chairs and furniture

It would get everywhere.

You cover the ground this morning

photo 158Coating the deck like an early morning Christmas gift

Layering yourself on the the leaves that remain

Clothing them like a sweater.

As the morning light partners with you

Even the bare tree branches smile, as if to say,

“We know it’s cold out here, but it sure is fun to sparkle

As if we were a present just waiting to be unwrapped.”photo 155

You bejewel my outdoor table with hundreds of tiny diamonds

Covering it with the exquisite gift of your presence.

You greeted me on the car windows this morning

Asking me to be patient with your thawing

“We’ll be gone soon enough,” you whispered,

“The day will warm, the sun will come out to play

And we will wait in the shadows until twilight falls

And come and greet you again.”

photo 156Thank you morning frost for your sparkling,  shining presence

Even in the brisk morning air, you bring a smile to my face

An  inner joy and remembrance

Of younger days and crafting  with glitter.photo 157

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