December at the YMCA

breath-stealing humidity
hypnotic water clamor
shouts swirling like vapors
squeals evaporating half-voiced
walled-in, windowed oasis
in a desert of soiled snow
and dirty-dishwater sky
mind-numbing lullaby

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About Judy Grigg Hansen
I write poetry and nonfiction, and I am passionate about the people, places, and wildflowers of Idaho and the Northwest.

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