A History of Snow

by Kevin T McEneaney

A vague beginning, unknowable end,

in terms of timeline, and when it’s working,

as it is now, one cannot calculate

the number of snowflakes falling right now,

nor how many may have fallen in the past,

or how many future dendrites will fall

on a state, county, city, farm, or town.


The only thing we know about snow

is that it’s light frozen water in air

and no two falling snowflakes are alike.

Snow has more individuality

than any mammals—a long history

lost to science and imagination.


The only thing to do with snow:

enjoy what it is you don’t know!

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