Three Faces from Winter

by Joan McNerney

aerial view of city surrounded with water
Photo by Tom Fisk on




Grinding yellow teeth
this awful miser spits
out bleak afternoons.

With gnarled fists, he
collects freezing rain
to bury beneath snow.



The ‘Lady’

Prissy faced prude puts a
wet blanket over our plans.

Lowering frozen eyes,
she knots cold crystals
into braids of frost.




That tough guy…as mean as sin
and twice as slick…hunches his
shoulders stealing the sunshine.

Showing us who’s in charge…he’ll
make an offer we can’t refuse
or crack a few bones over ice.



Joan McNerney’s poetry has been included in numerous literary zines such as Moonlight Dreamers of Yellow Haze, Seven Circle Press, Dinner with the Muse, Blueline, Halcyon Days and included in Bright Hills Press, Kind of A Hurricane Press and Poppy Road Review anthologies. She has been nominated four times for Best of the Net.

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