Poetry: After the Snowstorm


I am walking

In a pen-and-ink drawing

Snow the lustrous linen paper

Trees sketched neatly thereupon

Sparrows stippling the space between


Then my children

Dash onto the scene

Coats of turquoise and coral and blue

Sleds in other neon hues

And brighter than all

The incandescent color of laughter


Now I walk

In a watercolor world

Tints from warmer seasons

Streaking across the stark page

And I want to frame it

Much more than before

Preserve its provenance always

because home wasn't built in a day

“After the Snowstorm” copyright Meredith C. Jackson, 2019.

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