New World

and snow’s the best we can hope for.

There’s going to be a storm, no doubt.

We could do with some snow.

Gentle flakes, spinning to the Earth,

each as distinct as we are.

 

Pray for snow, my boy,

pray that it will cover the scars we’ve left on the earth,

pray that it will bury the dead that remain unburied,

pray that it will clean our contaminated world,

pray that we can forget what lies underneath,

even just for a day.

We can pretend this is a new beginning,

our skin frying in the sun’s reflected rays.

 

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s