Brent Terry

Snowflake Tea

Today it started snowing here
Really hard and dense
Void of pushing wind
To angle flakes descent

Standing in the snowfall
Looking upward to the sky
The blank canvas backdropp there
A muted airy white

But tilting back my head
And looking straight up through the air
There is a dark side to the flakes
That I had never noticed there

They contrast nicely against the bright sky
Shadow-bottomed (from my view)
Even light things have their darkness
Heaven’s handiwork devilishly festooned

The hot mug I had with me
To them a steamy cauldron
Held out for them to land into
Amused to merely watch them

Countless, curious, cotton-like creations
From whom these flakes did send?
Traveling so far and yet so close
To conclude their journeys end

Spiraling closer they see my cup
And change their destination
Why join the group on frozen ground?
When there’s a tempting dip vacation!

Alas they finally swoop in fast
Squint their eyes from seeing
And just disappear somewhere between
The rim and tea that’s steeping

Submitted: Thursday, December 06, 2007
Edited: Thursday, April 28, 2011
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