“Each year as I face the precise moments
Of each of these two distant bursts,
Something ferocious happens.
My eyes soften into crafty gentleness, wise carefreeness.
I am serene and just the right size.
Not ordinary times.
I am not a wolf,
but a free creature.”
Kristin Barron is a writer and nurse. She has written for many of the local newspapers through the years including The River Reporter which currently publishes her monthly column "Rootcellar." She is a native of Hancock, NY where she lives with her family.