01.19.2009

12.08, New England (from The New Ark Journals)

It gets to you/
  us

this season brings
  such —

simply strange when
  we

amass hope so
  but

know how they go
  these

hopes or feelings
  try

against the frost
  trials

we recharge hope
  but

still scour the snow
  for

signs never there
  in

the snow never
  there

but hope’s snow can
  be

there or here if
  we

want some rejoice
  don’t

cover up our
  hope

or our snow don’t
  please

cover our snow
  hope

Jon Curley (© 2009)