It’s another winter’s day in Colorado beneath a silver sky
Just another winter’s day in Colorado
One blue sky moment turns to gentle snow.
Last week the ice was thick and solid on the lake
Young and old strapped on their blades to glide and skate.
The sun turned warm, white sky turned blue, green ice turned clear
And the sign changed to say it wasn’t safe to skate anymore around here.
Warming earth beneath the gaze of bright, winter sun,
The tawny tan of everything that once was green;
Only marks the moments between the growing seasons,
And the birds that brightly sing an early forest of spring.
Shirt sleeves tempt the hurried to repack their coats,
Store the boots and gloves and hats away.
But like a friendly prank, the breezes shift, and rain begins to mist and slowly it thickens,
A downy mantle, snowy white.