Little gusts outside –
Dislodged snow, slowing shifting ~
Her shallow breathing.

Surprising breeze sounds –
Dislodged snow slowing shifting ~
Her breaths are shallow.

She shifts on her side –
Rhythmic breaths, at rest for now ~
Before my snoring.


Nearby river sound –
Night in a warm log cabin ~
New Year’s cold moonlight.

Soothing river sound –
Marking New Year in the woods –
Bathing in moonlight.

Soothing river sound –
Ensconced in a warm cabin ~
But I need to pee.