Frozen Cattail

One solitary cattail piercing the snow
Encased, a sheen of ice
Freezing the moment when
Its brown crushed velvet skin
Split to spew forth parachutes of future hope
But no one has made it out safely
No ‘see you on the other side’ departure

I am caught in the same moment
Self-confidence tumbling out, scattering
Mercury hitting the floor
I am waiting for spring to thaw out, gather myself up and go on



About the Poet:
Although previously published in “Scaling the Face of Reason: An Anthology of Canadian Poetry”, an eventful family life and successful career did not leave enough space for poetry. After germinating in the rich soil of motherhood and work as a nurse, Kimberly Peterson now returns to poetry full time.


Photo by Diapicard.


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