Sometimes the Winter’s Cold

It’s hard to be anywhere, including here, all by oneself. By that I mean not that solitude is a hardship, but that sometimes it is difficult.
—Karen Chamberlain, “Desert of the Heart”

Sometimes the winter’s cold
hits us before the winter.
Already I shiver in this place

where gold leaves drop, this place where you are not,
this place of too empty hands.

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