by L. A. Story Houry
Jack Frost frustration
Pressed against dim
Windows – banished
From warmth within.
A future meal
While we slept.
Mercury stillness –
Just before dawn
Pours its liquid light.
An eager cry.
A house alive
To wonder at
A newborn holiday.
The air shimmer
Beyond bright windows;
Within warm walls.
A savored meal.
A rhythm becomes.
Voices set the cadence
For an aging day.
With the twilight.
My lover’s profile washed
In multi-colored lights.
© 2002 L. A. Story Houry
I am a published writer of non-fiction features,
poetry and fiction. Most currently, I am the author of a weekly
newspaper column, "The Story Hour," published in
the Daily Corinthian every Wednesday. I have been writing for the
newspaper for four years, with a year and a half as a newsroom
reporter. During this time, I won an Associated Press Award (1999
& 2001) and two Mississippi Press Awards (2000) for my work.
In fiction, my most recent story The Escape
(horror) was e-published online at author Shannon Riley's website as
the featured author of the month for July 2002.
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