We shed our heavy coats
on sunny days above freezing
Forget last autumn’s shivering
in parkas at the same temperature
Recipe for another variant
still a month from the equinox
yet behaving like it’s all over
(For Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt: Recipe. Can poems be about more than one thing at a time?)
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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I have certainly enjoyed the reprieve of winter these last few days. Helps give us strength to finish it out.
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As long as you haven’t packed away your winter coat just yet.