Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Poetry: Enough

Hibernating bear


Even here,

Pulling comforters close,

We are like sheltering bears,

Warming against each other,

In the comfort of each other,

Against the threat of elements

So beyond our control.

‘Together’ was ever the safe word.

Safe in a spreading wealth,

Of caves, trees, concrete, steel,

Of hands touching.

Buzzing hives of us,

Together is all we have.

Donning socks and scarves,

Against whatever may come,

We hope, we hope, we pray,

That together,

We’ll be strong enough.


Photo at top: Hibernating bears. Photo provided by Annette Pisano-Higley.

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Annette Pisano-Higley is a Registered Nurse living in both Albany and Florida. She is a published song-lyricist and published a book of her original Adirondack poetry, with photography by her husband Walter Higley, Adirondack Echoes, available on Annette’s book was inspired by their idyllic summers at the beloved family Camp on Limekiln Lake, Inlet, in the beautiful Adirondacks. Her second book, Kaleidoscope, is an eclectic collection of original poetry as inspired by the ever-changing colors and directions of life.


2 Responses

  1. FRANK PISANO says:

    A beautiful poem talking about the animals living in the woods and how they take care of them selves. We all care about them.

    • Annette Pisano Higley says:

      Dear brother, although life is often a struggle for us, we try the best we can. Animals set examples for us through their own bravery. Animal families accept, nurture each other, and survive through the challenges as best they can. They band together, and in that there is strength. Thank you so very much for reading and leaving your understanding words!

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