Change of Season

goodbye to winter,
 to snow that blew away spring
 (if only today)



cancellation brings:
 clouds and mountain views, fresh snow
 (and my youngest joins)
 family is family.
 no matter what they all say
 (or my inner voice)
 with family: mountains
 we would be afraid to climb
 (alone; otherwise)
 with cancellations:
 the realization that
 love piques on these peaks

Climate Hopeful

in snowfall we trust
 to have a blue-skied morrow
 free from this whitewash
 in ski days we trust
 to build a better morrow
 for these sweet faces