Margaret Walther

clutching her walker

she stumbles the hall

      ice multiplying in cracks

           how long can I

           winter my mother

her hands scurry toward me

hungry as mice

      I lift an owl wing

           the unremitting snow

           blizzards us together

Margaret Walther is a retired librarian from the Denver metro area and a past president of Columbine Poets, a statewide organization to promote poetry in Colorado. She has had poems published in many journals, including Connecticut Review and Quarterly West, and has poems forthcoming in A cappella Zoo, Ghoti Magazine and Nimrod.

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