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Snow Poems

January 25, 2013

She was a Sucker for Snow

“I wish it would snow,” she said
“I wish feathery frozen suds would fall on this town’s tired streets
And ice the top of the trees
Until there is that wonderful hush
That can only be broken by the delighted laughter of children
Discovering a whole new world of games to play
While the adult world crawls to a halt
Finally surrendering to peace,
Where every detail is given its due
Like letters on a clean page.
I could be happy then; we could snuggle up and talk.”

She got her wish, but the snow arrived in a violent storm
And when it stopped, they were stuck in the house
Until he lost his patience and said,
“I won’t let the weather defeat me, I must go in,
Tidy up this mess, clear away this filthy slush.”
So, grumbling at the cold and the car, he left her to ponder
The melting away of another of her dreams.

Don’t Say That

I cannot say
What it was that meant
I was not good enough for you
And each painful explanation
Every tortured speculation
Only drives us further apart

The road you showed
Bright untrodden snow
I slipped on it, fell and got left
How it happened I do not know
But it’s cruel to say to me that
The fault is all in my sad heart.

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