Cold skate,
twirling ice dancer,
slides over Perch below.

Sun dogs bark,
chase her,
rolling and tumbling on glossy veneers buffed by northwest gusts.
A journey swift, grace filled-breezes quicken each step.

She crouches low in a wide sweeping turn,
pushes hard against the relentless zephyr,
smiles, and rushes back to aching arms.
“I did it!”

About Doug Lewandowski

I have walked a varied path. I was a Christian Brother, an English teacher/counselor and Licensed Psychologist. I have a twice monthly column in the Duluth News Tribune and have had a story published in the Nemadji Review and placed third in this year’s Jade Ring contest of the Wisconsin Writer’s Association. I was a commentator for KCRB, Minnesota Public Radio in the 90s. I transplanted to Duluth to be closer to grandchildren.
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