February is the shortest sister, who reveals the tallest truths. She is the forsaken, lovelorn link between what was and what may be.
She may look like less, but she will never be more. She prefers to expose what hides in summer’s shadows than to impress with leafy grandeur.
She won’t be bothered with producing figs to entice or dazzle. Those juicy baubles that dangle in gusty monsoons will come soon enough.
She stands and waits outside your door to tell it to you straight: “I am the bare bridge from January to March. I keep the world spinning forward.”