Frosted black pavement
Slush hillocks turned ice, packed snow
Slippery when wet
Streetlights spot diamonds
Every street a booby-trap
of black ice
East outflow winds
Harsh, strong, glittering, long
Puffy Capsize coat
Icebreaker socks, Northside boots
my new best friends
© 2017 by Violet Nesdoly (All rights reserved)
Winter has caught my attention. This year we’ve had particularly long cold spells with snow off and on since mid-December. Then mid-day the temperature warms to just above freezing and for a few hours the snow melts till the temps dip again. The pair of sturdy, warm hiking boots I bought way back in October is getting lots of use. No falls on the ice so far!
This post is linked to Poetry Friday, hosted this week by Keri at Keri Recommends.