Cold Solace

Perfect snowflakes falling
do not alleviate
aches and pains
nor diminish the tons of snow
in front of me.

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the opposite of facebook

leaning over snow shovels
the neighbor lady and I chat

and I learn more about the history
of the neighborhood

and the history
of the neighbor lady

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Perfect Snow

This morning
while waiting for the schoolbus,
the snow was perfect,

and many flakes were caught
on tongue
by daughter and father.

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color vision decreases
as distance increases

leaving us myopic
the distant
night sky

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square room filled
with chairs & tables
each topped by inscrutable
uninscribed portraits
forever undeciphered

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