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the house floats like a ship on a wide
open sea, buffeted by waves of unbroken
white snow. we imagine
there are wolves
hiding in the distant woods, eagles
in the trees, little brown field mice
curled around the roots of buried corn.

we imagine we belong here, too
that our house and our boots are as much
a part of this wilderness as jack pines
and sparrows. inside our little house
a fire blazes warm as springtime
melting the snow from our unobtrusive feet.

Holly Day  

Holly Day is a housewife and mother of two living in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her poetry and fiction have appeared recently in Hawai'i Pacific Review, The Oxford American, and Slipstream. Her books include Walking Twin Cities, Insider's Guide to the Twin Cities, Music Composition for Dummies, Guitar-All-in-One for Dummies, and Music Theory for Dummies, which was recently translated into French, Dutch, Spanish, Russian, and Portuguese. She currently works as a writing instructor at The Loft Writing Center in downtown Minneapolis.

Copyright © 2013 University of Tampa Press
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Holly Day. "January." Tampa Review 45.1 (2013): 27-27. Project MUSE. Web. 7 Aug. 2013. <http://muse.jhu.edu/>.
Day, H.(2013). January. Tampa Review 45(1), 27. University of Tampa Press. Retrieved August 7, 2013, from Project MUSE database.
Holly Day. "January." Tampa Review 45, no. 1 (2013): 27-27. http://muse.jhu.edu/ (accessed August 7, 2013).
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PY - 2013
PB - University of Tampa Press
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