Sunset on Ice


river formed glaciers

as the sun said its goodnight

a frigid evening.

©2018 Liza Morales


The Radiator


the radiator’s hiss

continues to remind me

how fortunate I am

to rest in warmth

as quilts envelop my body

fluffed pillows do the same

I lay still and in silence

gazing out the window

to a winter wonderland

watching snow swirl around

guided by the winds

blanketing these Bronx streets

the trees are quite admirable

as they wildly pendulate

to the pulse of the city

with such grace and style

all covered in white

I could only imagine

having such strength

radiators continue to hiss

piercingly loud

echoing from every room

preventing me to know

the struggle it is

to live in the bitter cold.

I’m blessed.

©2018 Liza Morales