Snow

A poem by Peggy Johnson, of Wonalancet:

SNOW

Welcome, ancient snow that covers everything we have needed and loved in our brief summer

Remove and erase our desires with the woodpile and the leaves the forgotten toys and the path

Make this a wilderness where we can practice navigating the unknown places our hearts

Teach us that our falls are cushioned by you even when you caused them oh wilderness and unknown

Let me not try to sweep you too soon away from my step or carve a new path let me watch the new world make itself

Let me love the shroud you lay on everything Let me learn to love your secrets and let me pray for snow.