it rained this morning (april 23rd, 2013)

April 23, 2013
By migwam ELITE, Tumwater, Washington
migwam ELITE, Tumwater, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present." --Marcus Aurelius


“We survived the winter”-
a victory yawn
at the end of an angry white April,
as fat raindrops splash triumphantly
into a sea of roadside snow
on our morning drive,
coffee-scented, swish and roar,
with the radio turned off
in order to hear our world’s birth,
yeah, we
survived the winter
no small feat in a one-room
half-finished
propane-heater, off-the-grid, no-water-no-nothing
humble little home,
our loud, crowded family
constantly together
like always
like forever—
a good seven months holed up
full of life and rice pudding and talk of green to come
buried in a black-and-white
black-as-night
hard-to-fight freezing
of an Alaskan
Tough Time—
yeah, we survived
the winter

…or maybe it survived
us.



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Mckay ELITE said...
on Apr. 30 2013 at 3:05 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

And that sense of some doubt in the end is absolutely magnificent.

Mckay ELITE said...
on Apr. 30 2013 at 3:04 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

I love how once again you capture family devotion especially during a time like an Alaskan winter than an April rain shower by showing the little things that may seem insignificant to no one else but you and your family. 


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