winter’s breath

winter’s breath
left
a taste upon the air

clean
crisp
with wisps of white
feely floating

a chill

not so cold
to make one shiver

knowing that warmth
be fireside

a bite

not so bruising
to make one quiver

knowing that heat
lay by one’s side

winter’s breath
leaves frost
upon transparent glass

winter’s breath
leaves footprints
upon snowy grass

winter’s breath
beckons one
to feel
the wintery nip

before
slipping
into bed

zip the coat
wrap the scarf
hat on
gloves too
leave the nose
& cheeks exposed
to
winter’s breath