winter rain
washes away rabbit tracks
in the snow ---
I refuse to consider
you won't be here next year


for one short week
my reality the confines
of a small apartment ---
now, on the return flight home,
the sky seemingly too big


Aurora Antonovic is a Canadian writer, editor, and visual artist. She is a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, and the editor-in-chief and founder of Magnapoets, a literary publication that seeks to promote the love of verse in all forms.