It has been some time since I last posted any works. We had a severe ice storm last week, and our power was out for 5 days – for three of them we stayed at home in sub-freezing temperatures, and then we gave up and took ourselves and the three cats to a hotel.
I also learned that I will need surgery again on my hand due to an ongoing condition. It was scheduled for tomorrow, but another snowstorm has caused it to be pushed to next week.
So I have to be flexible.
For today, we have quite a bit of snow on the ground from the storm – maybe a foot or so. Some shoveling will be done later. One thing I like about a big snowstorm is how it changes how I travel around my neighborhood. That’s where I got the idea for this poem.
shoveled to a narrow chute
twisting up and over the hill
channels your unsteady footsteps
decides where you ought to go