Hello Snow

Hello snow.

Hello confetti cut by clouds.

Come set the sky aflutter with flurries.

Come pile up on cars and trees and houses.

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Alight on eagerly outstretched, young tongues.

Blank slate the earth.

Whitewash the ground.

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Sometimes you’re as light as a whisper.

You blow away with a soft wind or disappear—melting—upon impact.

Existing only in air.

Other times you’re dense and heavy—weighty and thick.

You cover everything—a soft and shimmering blanket.

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We’ll make snowmen and snow angels out of you.

We’ll leave footprints and hear you crunch beneath our boots.

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Welcome snow.

Welcome winter’s soft precipitation.

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You stir hearts with an invitation to play.

Saying:

“Come sled down the hills I’ve coated.”

“Come pack me tight and test your aim throwing.”

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Some are so quick to complain.

They say you turn to slush.

That shoveling is a pain.

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But first you decorate the sky and beautifully enshroud the earth.

Even the garbage is transformed into innocuous white lumps.

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Hello snow.

Hello cold art falling from the sky.

Sculptures forged at great atmospheric heights.

Each snowflake a unique, glittering design.

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You change the landscape without ever making a sound.

In truth, you look like magic floating to the ground.

 

hello-snow-by-aabsofsteel

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