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Written in the mountains of Süd Tirol.

Snow Shoes

Screen_shot_2017-12-05_at_08.50.24by Patrick Howse03 Feb 2018

Feet are placed
With oversized care,
Gaze confined to the path

Threading through trees
And fallen trunks
Temper-strewn by winter.

But now I’m surrounded
By soft-whipped whiteness
Smashed from diamond,

Pierced with dinosaurs’ teeth,
Edges carved to a sky
Pure as a baby’s eyes.