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it rained this morning (april 23rd, 2013)

“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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MckayThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 30, 2013 at 3:04 pm
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. 
 
MckayThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Apr. 30, 2013 at 3:05 pm
And that sense of some doubt in the end is absolutely magnificent.
 
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