Tuesday, January 8, 2013

“Snow Ban”

Snow Ban

A ribbon runs along the bottom of the screen
announcing closings, cancellations, and delays.
Suddenly in all this clutter
comes word from Struthers: Snow Ban.
The city of Struthers has banned snow!
I glide in and downward in my imaginary helicopter.
There it is, the little town, a bustling circle
bordered ‘round in all that white
that’s pushing at the gates,
where life goes on as if they were in June,
and not a car slides, no wheels spin,
no boys with shovels, not a snow angel to be seen.
Only here and there a grumpy fellow
mowing last summer’s lawn.

Carmen Leone
© 2009-the present


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Old Ladoga. Towards Spring (1970) - Alexander Mikhailovich Semionov
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