whiteout

Late afternoon snow fell
like confetti from the twilit sky:
grey flakes crowded the air,
plastered east sides of trees
impasto, leaving a work
by some pallette knife artist
whiting out everything from his view

but from my angle
there are still black rough edges
sketched in and although
the winter-fraught grass is
all but buried, I see it, too
and in it,
a promise
that this squeaky
grey twilight kludge
that records our crunchy progress
like plaster casts at a crime scene
it will vanish, and with it, winter.

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Poet, playwright, duplicate bridge player, website designer, cottager, husband, father, grandfather, former athlete, carpenter, computer helper for my friends, theatre designer, backstage polymath, retired teacher of highschool English, drama, art, a baritone singer in a barbershop quartet, who knows what else? wordcurrents is on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wordcurrents/ Doug also has a Facebook page, "Incognitio", related to his novels.
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