Just hours ago my world was white
covered in fresh snow.
Coming out of the movie theatre last night I shouted,
As carefree and light as a school girl
my heart beating with the possibility of everything
coming to a halt
duties put aside, agendas on hold
while the sky dumped beauty in my lap.
I stayed up late, watching it fall
as curious as a puppy, practically
wagging my tail in delight.
Alas, I awoke to slush, snow no longer falling from the sky
I wanted to cry as if that
would bring it back
the symbol of all that is well in the world
a mark of quiet on my loud brain
a reason to pause.
For now with it all melted away
I no longer feel justified in just sitting,
looking out the window.
by J.G. McGlothern