Free of Anything That Darkens

Free of Anything That Darkens January 2, 2023

In the bathroom mirror, I saw

the snow begin. When I turned,

the birds were hovering near the

feeder and the world started to

soften. I quickly understood why

the legendary printmakers tried to

capture snow. There’s something

about the sudden covering of the

earth that makes truth obvious.

When I can see through all the

mirrors, it starts to snow in

my mind.

A Question to Walk With: Describe your struggle with the mirrors that follow you and the snow in your mind that softly waits to welcome you into its silence.

This excerpt is from my book of poems, Unadorned.


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