Before the Snowman
I am walking to the woods and back before I go,
Three quarter moon, dusky clouds
snow laiden, ready
they flurry just a little now.
Every puddle is frozen and covered too,
I am cracking each in satisfying step as I go
I am keeping this one for the way home.
I am alone
just for today
I see up to the tops of trees, into skies, into pale light
a delicate sun sets behind.
I have remembered my mittens
my feet and hands, warm
I am alone in the dusk light
I am here in the moonlight
Just for now
on this new earth.