Friday, December 21, 2012

If the world ends today

It seemed easier somehow to leave the plastic film on the new back doors until the construction was finished.  We had our first snow last night.  I woke up at 4:30 AM.  When I came downstairs, the snow called out.  I saw it only dimly through the plastic on the back doors.  The cat and I removed enough film on one door to see the backyard and snow, pre-dawn.  If the world ends today, it seems best to see things full-on.

If the world ends today
Or simply,
Or not so simply,
Begins again,
It seems imperative
To remove the plastic sheets
From the new glass doors;
To see the snow layered
On the back patio
In its most basic fullness
As it shines pre-dawn
White wet cold
Grass still poking through
(Not much snow)
But if the world ends today,
First the plastic
Must be removed,
The entirety
Of layered snow
Appreciated for its snow-ness.

If the world ends today
Or simply begins again,
First it is time
For the plastic
To be removed.

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