warm breath in the gymnasium.

despite a single digit of deep January,

the temperature is rising with movement


there is a negative degree windchill

yet there's a positive organic reaction

manifesting a steadfast new year hope


it's different than most may think;

this boy participating in bounces,

smelling rosebuds saying their names


reflection from the clean sheen of the floor

like motion pictures showcasing February,

silvery wintry world mixing blue sky skies