a winter scene

found among the effects of a man who passed away
a child’s painting
snowy mountain
winter’s day

fingers of the forest reach out to grab the heart
male driver
no passengers
little blue car

yes there is only

winter came early
but the trees held on to their leaves
and the weather stayed remarkably warm
we only knew it was winter at all
because someone told us
and people gave us knowing looks in the street
you mustn’t grieve the priest told us
it would be sinful to grieve
but nonetheless I did
yes there is only me now

Bell Lane 2

where is the bell
in Bell Lane?

summer has departed
and nothing is the same

love has gone forever
and nothing now remains
but words

there rings the bell
in Bell Lane