I. It Was a Cold and Silent Night

moonlit snowdrifts
sparkle in silence
the stars answer


II. It Was a Long and Sleepless Night

counting cars
as they pass
alone at midnight

moonlight stripes
paint the wall
still awake at three

nothing to do
but count each breath
eyes won’t close


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Image: Edvard Munch, White Night,

Words: haiku, c.b.w. 2015

Part of the 2015 November Poem A Day Chapbook Challenge (Poetic Asides via Writer’s Digest) for the November 28 Prompt: It was a (blank) and (blank) night …


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