Winter

Gary Barwin is a writer, composer, multimedia artist, and the author of 18 books of poetry and fiction as well as books for kids. His most recent...

 

there’s a guy standing beside me
waiting for the bus

guy says
Israel is like a coffee cup

then he wipes his nose
on his sleeve

Israel is like a coffee cup? I say
how?

I should know? he says
I look like a philosopher?

the snowflakes fall
like fat angels

except they’re tiny and flat
and each is different

though sharing the same
crystalline form

here’s a Kleenex I say
then hand it to the guy

but the guy is gone
and so is his nose


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