snow banks, tall and awkward--
alive, unknowingly cold
and too tempting
clunky feet go first,
obviously to cold wetness
(until much later,
when peeling off shoes, plastic bag-covered-socks...
too broke to buy snowboots)
plop down, butt first, then
back, arms out and whoosh. whoosh. whoosh.
a powder marble angel appears.
another, then another and off!
falling, sliding, kissing
overwhelmed by the crystal emense foreverness until...
the apartments buildings leering up
the abandened playgrounds whispering, come
swing higher and jump
into the soft--not a blanket, but more like
a pile of icy, mashed potatoes--snow