by diy danna
a girl rolls snow into a shape,
a dented globe the size of a baseball
shaken in the cold froth
of southeast texas air-
making her dizzy again.
it’s suspended liquid animation,
waiting for the snow to fall again
climbing the crystal steps
to get to her sweetheart,
bringing back the high five
instead of big hugs and
telling her best friend
almost everything she did today-
a snow day.
i’m her silly fraternal twin, singing,
and swinging in lover limbo
above the shallow creeks of hell,
below the plateau of heaven,
iced with slushy snubs.
her future is in melting snow,
frozen pity turned to liquid hatred-
and laughing at drunken fools
who pee in the snow and call it art,
and laughing at ourselves for watching.