Spring Storm

airport bound
northwest sky darkening
memory of thunderstorms

sudden snow squall
fist-sized flakes fall and
stick

brightening the darkness
spread across the land
by two weeks worth of rain
and ankle length cloud skirts

last night avalanches
downed transmission lines
between here and snetisham
giving rise to rumors of 400 %
electricity rate hikes

morning brings
eight inches of snow
and clear and cold in the
forecast for the week

on the phone this morning
hearing geese and so much other
birdsong transported from desert marsh
to our snowed over vision of spring

i haul the old oak dresser
from the basement,
beyond restoration
i smash it to woodstove-sized
pieces and feed it
to the fire

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