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Phantom Florida Winter


Your breath white like steam gently 

hangs in sway


Cloaked in novelty, it's now a

winter game 


A puff from your chest out

of your mouth


A picture you paint when cold

air allows


Squirrels pitter-patter, a chase

in the trees


A distant garbage truck booms,

bangs and squeaks


Sun crawls higher reflecting

off your brow


The stroke of your breath much

softer now 


Sleepy pond stirs mirroring the

morning sky


Fingertips illuminate warming

as you write 


You play again with giddiness and 

release it


Moments after your lips, rays melt it

like magic


Frost on green blades dissolves

into dew


Phantom Florida Winter, we bid

you adieu!



© Candice Reineke 2022















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Candice Reineke

Wed 26th Jan 2022 02:42

Many thanks, Stephen!

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Stephen Atkinson

Mon 24th Jan 2022 22:14

Some lovely lines, in a lovely poem 🌈

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Candice Reineke

Mon 24th Jan 2022 20:35

Thanks for your kind words, Keith!

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keith jeffries

Mon 24th Jan 2022 18:56

I was entranced by this poem. It left me with a strange after glow.
Thank you for this

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