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‘Cause I haven’t experienced snow since 6th grade camp and I’m giddy

 
I’m here in Charlotte beginning my MFA residency.  We actually had a SNOW DAY the first two days. I think I’m going to like the program a lot. Obviously I love the snow. I wrote this while sitting by the window wanting to go outside and frolic.

First Snow
-Charlotte

My insides are hot coco and pastoral.
This Southern sojourn is celebration
and self-discovery.

 The anorexic trees have punctured
the grey sky’s jugular.
Invisible leaves leak like a flurry of
dissected capillaries.

My white blood cell count is too high;
the doctor’s diagnosis is not good.  

I’m a seagull lost in a snowstorm.
My psyche is learning to fly.
My arms
                    are virgin feathers.

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About Daniel Romo

Author of When Kerosene's Involved (Mojave River Press, 2014) and Romancing Gravity (Silver Birch Press, 2013). I'm partial to prose poems. Alliteration. And fragments.

4 responses »

  1. I’ll echo the welcome to the East Coast and add a hope you survive the experience. >:D Your choice of words adds that feeling of discomfort and awe at an unanticipated Southern snowfall… love the jugular line especially.

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  2. I love the last stanza! Welcome to the East Coast. 🙂 Hope you’ve at least made a snowball…

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