A Tryst in Winter

We cracked the ice

when we crossed Heart Pond


while the trees turned white

on the churchyard hill.


And the fire we set there

burns to this day—


Wherever I go.

No matter what the season.

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Frank William Finney is a Boston-based poet who taught at Thammasat University in Thailand from 1995 to 2020. Some of his recent work can be found in The Plentitudes, Slipstream Magazine, Stone Poetry Journal, and elsewhere.  His chapbook The Folding of the Wings is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press. 
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