It snowed last night.
Not the soft fluffy snow of romantic walks,
but cold and shrunken
stingy snow
that this morning is being blown about by the wind
under a petulant gray sky.
There may be a prevailing direction, as they say,
but these winds dive and dip and shift and swoop
like a leaf on creek
dodging around rocks
and bouncing off the sides and back to the center
or trapped by a Cottonwood root
until melting away from decay.
The frozen crystals blown from roofs
dive toward the earth
dipping suddenly to the side
shifting upward a level
as if avoiding unseen obstacles
or pulled by invisible strings
to swoop downward again
unless trapped by a shrub
maybe to be blown away again
or maybe not.

About Sharon

Like anyone who lives long enough, I have experienced great loss and survived. I am convinced that my survival depends on my own participation in creating the reality I am living in, and I am determined to be a thoughtful and active participant/creator. These writings are my way of documenting that creation. As the song goes, "I will survive!" I chose the title Staying Vertical because I find that surviving isn't just staying on my feet physically. Keeping my thoughts and emotions on the vertical plane keeps me alive and moving forward. Thanks for joining me!
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One Response to Swirling

  1. This is REALLY good! You have a knack for the imagery. Love it! We didn’t get snow last night, but it is snowing now. It makes me happy. ;->

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