An unexpected warming
Confused February
Hastily opened windows
Invite the weather
Inside homes
The Hudson River
In the past week
A prisoner of a Polar freeze
A blanket of mist skims its surface
As warmth invades cold
and ice flees the warming sun
to the shaded shore
The setting sun
Draws a blazing line of light
Across the river
Its mirrored calm
to be chilled once again
by a frigid reminder
in the evening
it still is winter