This poem is for Project OpenBook, a community-built children’s book. Details below.

I never realize
how much I miss you
until you stop by again –
blue sky,
bright sun like a gift
waiting to be newly opened
every day.

I like winter,
like bundling up
in wool and flannel,
scarved and mittened
against the chill.
Love snow.
But there’s that head-bowed,
heavy-booted trudging toward . . .
Something unspoken,
until –

Takes me by surprise
every time.

Sandy AsherWritten by Sandy Asher.
Illustrated by Brad Sneed.

Sandy Asher is the author of 25 books for young people, including the award-winning TOO MANY FROGS! Read more…

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