Sunday, January 30, 2011

Snowshoe At Sunset

Snowshoe At Sunset

We buckle into them
To ease us over the snow
Drifted from winds
From past storms
Our steps crunch through the silence
With nothing but our breathing to keep it company

Footprints, not ours
But those of a lone coyote
Looking for its dinner
The rabbits proved elusive  that night

As the sun sets, the sky clears
As the first star signals our return to the barn
Our shoes for snow leaned against the side of the barn
To await another sunset walk
Another winter day

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