by Kevin T McEneaney
Since there are ten quintillion molecules
of water in a typical snowflake,
they are unwilling to be alike as
you or I, yet they appear to be
more attractive, symmetrical dendrites
with six arms (usually), while we have
four appendages with mobility,
and like us are constantly creative.
They can form needles, prisms, and columns
which delight the sculptor in children.
We form small groups of friends, acquaintances,
like a mound of snowdrift in a cold wind.
With warmer weather these “mounds” melt
bequeathing bare loss that we have all felt.