8-4 Night Walk

Living in NC, we get snow 1-3x’s a year and occasionally a snowstorm worthy of the name. This is a compilation of many I’ve strolled in:


Night Walk


Feel this hush fall:


snowy drapes hang on window sills


wires sags under icy rinds


full moon sheds needles

into powdery cushions.


As cold prickles your toes,

discover the mute snowman.


This glittery sentry

gazes at you with button eyes

under frosty eyebrows.


Take gloves off and wave—

when fingertips chill,

touch your raw cheeks


and rejoice at being alive.