Snow muffles all, 

Bundles up guilt

With silent fall,

Wraps its quilt


Around the breeze;

Blizzard drowns

The made-up treeds

And lego towns


Our children trust

Around the world,

Still life just

Before it's swirled,


In plastic quakes

Whose restless twist

And trick sky breaks

The cosmic wrist:


A sleight of the hand

Where violent men

The shaken land

Make still again.


December 14th, 1991

Tippet Alley

September 27th, 28th, 2005