Winter thaw #1
The orchid
on the windowsill
is about to bloom.

Winter thaw #2
Wash day
for the blanket
on the raised bed.

Winter thaw #3
Just a few patches of
icing
on my share
of a Danish pastry.

Winter thaw #4
Ghost poplars
and milky clouds
melt into the canal.

Winter thaw #5
Shedding a layer
of clothing.