What beautiful snow we’ve had these days.
Just after the groundhog said it would be so,
The very next day on through the whole week
We cowered and cursed the dry subzero vibe.
Then, in the following week, the heavens
came to a conclusion. Wenn schon, denn schon.
And white and wet and everywhere between
came from up and eventually settled down.
It let up a bit on some days, but never retreated,
As at once we savoured the squeaking “urf urf”
below our heels, and then we found next a field
Of gelatinous dirtcold and open expanses of
a billion black orpaned bits of gravel.
Yesterday I went to visit Owen, and shortly
before his house (and knowing Rob and Chloe
And their silly dog were not ten minutes behind)
I saw the corner of the street to the house
blanketed in white wanna be snow,
Save the three or four sets of footprints
Leading to the house–I tried to guess
who they belonged to, and incorrectly
I might add. No deer were present.
I stomped out a word in the snow
In letters so large and right at the turn
you’d never miss it. A little message
To those who follow me.
Rob would be too simple,
And I can’t spell Chloe so I settled
With the name of there dog.
I shuffled round and spelled OLIVE.
With letters that big you won’t miss out
on the fact that olive is an anagram
for I LOVE. But nonetheless,
They didn’t see it.
Chloe made the excuse that when
She walks she does so like
A rhino, a head charge
full steam ahead. And don’t see nothing.
Or, maybe, with time those little
needles of snow were enough
to cover up my words. Either way,
It’s the story of my life.