If

there hadn’t been hesitant sleet
that eventually turned to snow
heaped like hills on the empty street,

it might not have fluttered silently,
like luminescent moths outside
the window, a continued quietude

when the flakes ceased gently
falling, that might not have been broken
by the boisterous warble of a robin.

Kim M. Russell, 27th January 2021

Robin photos, royalty-free images, graphics, vectors & videos | Adobe Stock

My response to Poets and Storytellers United Weekly Scribblings #54: Hindsight Is Rather Tricky

Magaly is back this Wednesday with a prompt she says was inspired by something she’s heard a lot lately and asks us to explore the idea of ‘If I knew then what I know now’. We are not required to include the actual words in our pieces but can if we wish.

Royalty-free image from Adobe Stock

23 thoughts on “If

  1. Cycle of a snowstorm made beautiful by poetry. Wonderful, Kim. I lived for 24 years, 21 in Nebraska, and another three in New Hampshire, and never did tire of them. We don’t have snowstorms here in the Houston, Texas, area although it does snow about every ten years. Not heavy though but the kids love whatever we get.
    ..

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