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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Ruth Bavetta

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Concerto for Winter

I've spent this winter listening,
for the tapping fingers of rain
on the skylight, the unexplained
electronic chirp that haunts
the kitchen, the gurgle
of pea soup on the back
burner. I've turned my ear
toward the windup groan
of the sphygmomanometer, the whine
of the next door dog, ever hopeful
for the return of the one who won't return,
the sound of my husband's breath
in the night.