Snow Death

Fueled by sun

buffeted by air

higher
Water climbs higher and

til seizing a speck of dust

and then each other

They freeze

into

hexagons of ice

unique in

shape
size
altitude.

Finally they succumb
to Earth’s siren call.

Snow

F
A
L
L
S
.
A
tumbling

billowing mass of white

clutching sleeves
eyelashes
branches

erasing colors.

Flake clusters meet the river,

instantly dissolve,

rejoin their polarized molecular brothers

Their source

Their essence

Then scurry toward the sea
to begin.

Again.