Poem by Veronica Michalowski

February 11, 2020
























Winter comes


some years

burdens October


                                         already laden

                                         by dry leaves

                                         with weight of wet


                                         some bend

                                               more break


Flowers lift

autumn colors

                                         to the sun

                                         only to feel

cold flakes

in their petals


Heroic leaves

                                         and stems slump


                                         give in


Then she wilts

                                         minute by lengthy minute

rosebud in the snow

                                         until ice wind

                                                    carries her away






© Veronica Michalowski, April 3, 2019, about her sister, Paula

 (b. July 25, 1946 , d. October 10, 1991)







​ A graduate of California State University, Fullerton, Veronica Michalowski received  

 her B.A. and M.A. in Fine Arts, Design and Photography. Her career focused in the fields

 of ideation, branding, marketing, having created for such firms as Microsoft, Epson,                   Canon USA, Neutrogena, Crayola, Calaway Golf, Geoffrey Beane, Sunkist, and Mattel, 

 as well as many California wineries. She received both national and international                       recognition and many awards, including two CLIO Awards. She has taught fine arts at               California State University, Fullerton, as well as Riverside City College, Mount San                   Antonio College, and Laguna College of Art and Design. She continues to design and               paint, travel, read everything, and write often.




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