A Good Winter Night

A Good Winter Night

Unlike the impatient dawn
which erupts upon the world
like a chocolate covered cherry

Sunset eases graceful silent
and welcoming as an old book
by a fireplace in winter

Sink into this well-worn couch
put your feet in my lap
let me read you goodnight

(Written for two prompts: Goodnight and National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day.)

About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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9 Responses to A Good Winter Night

  1. Cassa Bassa says:

    “let me read your goodnight” 💚

    Liked by 2 people

  2. ShiraDest says:

    Hope it was Fair Trade or Equal Exchange Chocolate!

    Liked by 2 people

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