Stepping out into the silence,
the first print of snow
covering the ground –
I can hear it.
Breath escapes our lips
in hard, expectant spirals.
It asks a question –
The answer is enormous.
Poem and image by Sarah Rehfeldt. Please do not copy without my permission.
Poem appears in Tipton Poetry Journal, issue #36 (Winter 2018).
This poem is reviewed by editor Scot Siegel and published in Untitled Country Review, Issue 6: http://untitledcountry.blogspot.com/2011/10/issue-6-contents_08.html
A review of "First Snow," may be read here.
Photographed near Kanaskat-Palmer State Park in western Washington.