People up north would probably think my city was crazy, running around in two inches of snow. But when it hardly ever happens, it’s kind of wonderful. At least until it put out power for half the city!

Snow in Central Texas

The news says it’s the first real snow in thirty years

(people instantly leap to debate it)

The night sky sifting powdered sugar


coating green grass and leaves sweetly

in a dusting of white


evaporating on pavement and cement

Drifting down until everything is frosted




And then next morning, the sun rose

and slowly it melted away

the winter wonderland dissolving in sunlight

like fairy gold

with one last surprise–the trees dripping rain

(plink plink plink)

under bright, sunny skies

About Caitlin Stern

I have a MA in English, and have so many fantasy/urban fantasy WIPs it's not even funny. I'm an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, biography, fiction, and anything else that catches my interest. I collect books, and bookmarks I find that are visually appealing and useful.

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  1. Marcia says:

    What a holiday surprise, eh? Lovely poem, as usual, Caitlin! Stay warm, now! 😀

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