White, beautiful, powdery death dances, crawls across the black asphalt,
Whispering to me fantasies of white-capped mornings
and hot coffee
while the sun sinks beyond the horizon.
People slow down in their tin-can boxes, afraid of the carnage
be wrought by a single, angelic flake.
If it's cold enough to snow, it must be cold enough to freeze into ice.
If it's cold enough to snow, it's cold enough to bundle up and play in it!
Visions of children pressing their warm faces against their windows in anticipation
of that holiest of days: Snow Day. Homework is forgotten
and snowballs cry
out to be made.
Salt trucks load up, ready to take over the highways and wreak havok on this
ageless, natural, albino tapestry.
Employees everywhere buzz with two simple words on their lips, "It's snowing!"
I brave this silent chaos, intent on being out of the house, don't fence me in.
But my heart is light and gleeful.
Snow, down here, completes the year.
Summer is gone and Autumn is packing its bags.
Winter takes hold, its rent paid for the season, bringing with it cold wind
Spring coils back, ready to pounce with the melting sun.
Snow completes the year down here.