either side of winter

on either side of winter
the sun shines longer
warmth envelops
the body
the mind

the grey of winter
the cold
the distant sun
shorter days
enhance the value of friendship
as the warmth envelops
the heart and the mind

Paul Cech has been writing poetry since 1970. Several of his poems have been published as Saturday Poems in the Pittsburgh- Post Gazette and the Thomas Merton Center of Pittsburgh has published several of his poems in NewPeople. Read other articles by Paul.