next to me is coffee in a white cup

a bluetooth headset

two candles, one tall, the other squat

a notebook with a few blank pages left

a lavender orchid with eleven blooms

a footstool piled with pillows

an old floor lamp with a broken shade

a double-pane window

outside it the slowly moving porch swing

a hand carved roof support

water dripping from snow melt

bright clumps of crusty snow on the ground

the muddy street

fir and aspen trees moving in the wind

the heater blows warm air across the room

i drink more coffee

11/2/18 LV
Copyright Michael Douglas Scott