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!