Friday, 2 March 2018

2nd March 2018

deep snow
the dog uncovers tulips
climbing through the freeze

© Rachel Green 2018

but for the muffled crunch
as snow compacts beneath our feet.
Single leaves are green framed pictures
of nature's blankness;
unsullied portraits of winter
in the aftermath of spring.
Small dogs plough through drifts
no longer leaving paw prints
but twin lines etching their progress
and a flat toboggan stomach line.
Even the traffic is stilled
streets too deep to navigate.
Even the children have gone home
with cold-red hands
dragging plastic toboggans
on broken strings.
At least the dog shit
is easy to pick up.

© Rachel Green 2018

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