Differences of Degrees

Columbus Commons, December 16, 2011

by Daron Larson  

An organism capable of generating its own heat
will still move in the direction of warmth
when it gets cold.

Coffee. Campfire. Conversation.

A process of natural selections
fueled by differences of degrees.

Hands. Arms. Bodies.

An icy heart will seek the heat of story,
and even a dicey start will not necessarily kill hope.

Ask a preacher.
Ask a nurse.

Ask yourself, 
if even a botched plot can come to a boil,
whether talking about the weather 
brings more comfort,
at times,
than not speaking at all.