“January”

It snowed today
though briefly, it was
enough to cause chaos
amongst the southerners
Camera phones tried, in vain
to capture so rare an occasion
as each sporadic flake melted
seconds after coming into view

Surely, if magic exists
it is evident
in these moments
when adults forget to be observed
and a juvenescent smile forms
devoid of manipulation
carelessly defenseless

But then
the spell  is broken
in an instant.
They gripe about the cold
and hurry about their way
rushing to buy milk and eggs
before the store sells out.

© M. Black, 2016 All rights reserved.

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