playing soccer with a walrus skull

this is reportedly one explanation
 for the northern lights
 i prefer the notion that 
northern lights,
while perfect gifts when seen,
 are visible in the daylight, too,
maybe not in the chickadee's eyes anymore, 
 they are perfect in between
the hollow grasses of winter
brittle and sharp
 or seen as frosting on the substrate
 of the great northern woods in winter
as here,
early winter.
not yet solstice
 but damned cold anyway.
the woods seems to dance 
this time of year,
and only the deer hunters are out late
to witness woods wildness.
and in town, 
a green miracle
by the gaming store, under the law office.