28 February 2012

staircase poem 20

sidewalks can hurt
snowbanks too
encrusted ice cuts
when breaking a fall
& i have fallen
twice this week
en route to galerie
charlotte glencross
once last thursday on scully
bonked my elbow & head
once today on aberdeen
slick black ice under
fresh snow both times
prefer walking cleared
parking lots & centre
of cleared-to-bare-asphalt
sidestreets—though that
means getting out of the way
of cars & trucks often—
but the walking is safer
than on fredericton sidewalks

blue sky & clouds
sun & snowflakes party

this isn't the poem
i had in mind to write
right now so i'll end it
& start another

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