this is reportedly one explanation
for the northern lights
i prefer the notion that
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
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.