Snowflakes in May

It’s snowing in Minneapolis today… what do they say?

April showers, May snows? Is that the way the song goes? SMH


Winter won’t go easy into the dying of her season

She wants to wind through our hair so that some part of us can fly

She wants us to scrunch our faces up at her cold

She likes when we try to hide from her elements

But most of all she wants us to know that she is necessary too

And that not looking forward to her, cracks her icy crust and it hurts

She’s jealous of the sun, how we crave its warmth

But she is relieved to know, we wouldn’t rejoice in the heat of the summer

If we didn’t know first, the harshness of her wintery chill.


By Janell Hihi Copyright@2017