Snow (with apologies to Louis MacNeice)

Snow (with apologies to Louis MacNeice)

Be still. The snow is good for slowing down.

For people who forget: to stop, to breathe,

to be of the world, for moments at least.

Weight, wind, and water wrap around, press down,

speak: parenthetic inside ellipses.

It doesn’t fall to earth so much as it

races to ground

to branch

to roof and road

to stop the world. To helpĀ it to be still.

 

 

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