Christmas Light


Stillness.

The streets are quiet

For a change


The sky is showing through

And some stars 

And a sliver of moon.


Sharp outline of the mountains

Backlit with peach, yellows and pinks


Frost on the grass

Crunching softly underfoot


Cold cheeks and 

Warm coat pockets.


The trees glow with soft joy Drinking in this sweet light A particular shade of blue.