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May Snow

by Michelle Menken

It’s lovelier than forecast 

Tender flakes flirting

Like snowfall of petals on 

The breeze through their blossoming trees

Pink and pearl as sun washed 


But now on winter’s outstretched reach

Holding us in gray foreboding

Stay still

Stay silent

You may look but you must 

Not touch

Snow falling in the Blossoms of the village of Khyber GOJAL, Gilgit Baltistan

Photo by Nasr Rahman

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Michelle Menken is an appellate lawyer in Newton, MA. Once upon a time she was an English Major at Smith College, and she's been doodling in poetry ever after.

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