Light Snow

Light Snow | East Wenatchee, WA | January 2020

Inclement weather can help us notice what goes mostly unnoticed. A dusting of snow accentuates shapes and textures, like an expert application of facial cosmetics. (Were those lips and eyelashes there all along?) On trees, snow will highlight bark toughened against northern winds, roots thickened in the search for food and trunks curved by their reach for sunlight. If I stand here long enough, what will the gathering snow reveal about me? Definitely eye bags from late-night reading. Hair sprouting where it didn’t before. And maybe my tongue extended to catch some snowflakes, to grab a taste of winter sky.