Hear Lois Roma-Deeley Read – How to Be Rooted

How To Be Rooted
by lois roma-deeley

Even if I stood in the snow without any shoes
while the earth shook itself from sleep;
and even after you, my love, suddenly appeared
and together we inhaled the bitter midnight air,
lungs aching with every syncopated breath,
how long would it take for both of us to know
the reach of cold is not absolute?