Winter in the Woods

Winter in the woods,
ritual meditation,
cobweb sticks catch
sloppy snowflakes,
Barred owls
incubate shapely eggs,
and a ruffed grouse
roosts in an evergreen;
his feathered nostrils
fanning away the chill.

Winter in the woods,
dawn is dormant,
short days refuse to rise,
branch-breaking winds
blow the day’s first whistle,
as songbirds congregate
to control their shivering.
Below, grubs secrete
sugary antifreeze,
crunchy desserts
for daring woodpeckers
seeking energy
to survive the long stillness.

Winter in the woods
for you I would survive
another season
full of this year’s
I told you so’s
and wish I coulds.

© 2022 | K.Hartless


Lyrics:

Save me from noise and silence
Sálvame del ruido y del silencio

That I have nothing left if you leave
Que no me queda nada si te vas

I know that being with me is never easy
Yo sé que estar conmigo nunca es fácil

That my voice is the collapse of your sea
Que mi voz es el derrumbe de tu mar

And understand, please, I ask you
Y entiende, por favor, yo te lo pido

That without your hands, this body is unnecessary
Que sin tus manos, este cuerpo está de más

so come back
Así que vuelve

When you want, come back
Cuando tú quieras, vuelve

that I this war
Que yo esta guerra

I already lost her
Ya la perdí

And if it is necessary
Y si es preciso

I give you the moon and come back
Te doy la luna y vuelve

So you understand
Para que entiendas

What am I of you?
Que soy de ti

so come back
Así que vuelve

When you want, come back
Cuando tú quieras, vuelve

that I this war
Que yo esta guerra

I already lost her
Ya la perdí

And if it is necessary
Y si es preciso

I give you the moon and come back
Te doy la luna y vuelve

So you understand
Para que entiendas

What am I of you?
Que soy de ti

So you understand
Para que entiendas

What am I of you?
Que soy de ti

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