Monday, December 14, 2009

The Base Layer

They moved like hundreds of white flies
hovering in the air above the frozen ground
Afraid to land because it was so cold.

Each snowflake in turn,
brittle and light,
would gradually descend until it met the pavement
suddenly exploding into a thousand pieces
becoming fragmented clouds
of crystalline dust

3 comments:

Sean said...
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Sean said...

Hundreds of white flies
hovering in the air
above the frozen ground

Each a snowflake
brittle and light,
breaks on the pavement:
exploding little clouds
of crystalline dust

Herbal Amanda said...

We moved like hundreds of white flies
hovering in the air above the frozen ground
Afraid to land because it was so cold.

Our crystalline bodies,
brittle and light,
would gradually descend to meet the pavement
suddenly exploding into a thousand pieces
becoming fragmented clouds
of crystalline dust