the sub- zero weather broke last night
with fluries and rising temperatures.
The sun rose late this morning
with a cool sleepy brilliance against
a clear blue sky that promised warmth.
This was not to be
by noon the wind picked up blowing the sky
a dingy silver grey and darkening the all too short day.
Dark already, windy, cold with work outside to do.
The solstice can't come soon enough for me.