Snowdown

…………………..
slow white curtain falling
the arbor vitae hedge is touched

remnant frozen fruit on a foreground tree
brown apples crowned with dust

with no memory of blossoming
unaware of the bare limbs they hang upon

or the short liquid span of days
given them at birth

sweet and green they lured deer
to dine and, dangling in dappled sun

cloistered among leaves, they sucked
skylight and drank from
mother earth
.
…………………
by Jim Culleny
January 19, 2010

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