built up in the head, then drifted with snow

desired in the heart, weeks later callusing palms

felt in the gut, pandemic taking employees and customers

snow packed pavement, cold heavy air, quiet dusk

beautiful blue snow, grayish purple winter sky

neighbor’s windows golden warm

draped in christmas lights

neon reds, smells of restaurants cooking

flashing brightly corner store

always a crowd, even when everyone needed more

one more light bouncing off the clouds

hung up over downtown tonight

dripping with dreams, caressed by hands

figured out by two hearts, years later a family

warm baby feet, seconds later softly touching a cheek

highway glowing

engines connected to souls

how much longer til we get where we’re going

hush, let me tell you all the blessings it took to get this far

all the hard work to still be rolling