SNOWDROPS


(February)



Who’d think

these slender stems

could pierce gunmetal snow

presenting arms through gusts

that polarize the hollows of my bones

 

yet here

they rise -- demure

white caps, pure offerings

of spring:  extended by

a netherworld whose darker invites

 

bide their time below.




The Raven's Perch (April 12, 2021)