fort snow globe

often it snows here
the day after a mountain blizzard
when the cloudless sky
is so bright azure, it hurts.

Standard issue
Perfect, fluffy flakes
Swirl in the blinding sun
And windless world.
I’m unexpectedly muddled on these days
‘Cause, normally, I can scan the sky,
sense snow in the air.
Today, I can decipher nothing.
yet flurries linger.

Mischievous elves
Hard at work in the stratosphere
Snipping snow from
Styrofoam templates?

I chalk it up to all the other
such as
millions of galaxies swimming beyond our own
fossilized ferns in garden slate
cats claws retracting against soft skin
And love twice remembered.


  1. Masterpiece! After 6 Months of liviing down south I can read your words and actually feel like I am standing in Fort M … Thanks for the vacati on… Beautiful.

  2. Well written, so exactly our non-blizzard snows. I’ll read it again when or before August comes & I have forgotten the beauty of the snow when it comes without wind.

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