The Orange Room Review

Accessible poetry of substance

Winter Music

by Brett Elizabeth Jenkins

cigarettes in the cold.

we don’t know where our breath

separates from smoke.


we watch icicles that will not drip.


church bells ring,

       seep into shelves of snow.

everything is quiet.


no one is awake.


footprints disturb the sidewalk’s sheet.

two pairs.

                        we are the only ones.

BRETT ELIZABETH JENKINS lives in Indiana where she procrastinates and plays with her cat, James Joyce. She is currently earning her MFA from Bennington.