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The Snow Never Seems to Leave Me Alone … This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

It doesn't like me out of reach,
huddled under my evergreen umbrella.
The snow plays in the breeze like a wind chime,
dancing through balding trees and Christmas lights.
I blink and it is gone, it must have flaked out.
Should this cover be taken and I a snowman left out to thaw,
I would crumble and fall apart, my legs don't hold in the cold;
Then maybe I can be consumed and for just this moment,
be part of your white winter.
But I am cut up, and sprinkling salt would only burn more
in this freeze. Shake some more and maybe you will catch me off-guard,
throw me into the riptide free-fall and out of my frosty repose,
sleepy in the shadow of my lonely tree reverie.
I know it isn't your fault for the weather,
but I can't help but hate you for keeping me in this snow globe.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.




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