Snow Bones At The Beach
Frozen old snow-bones gather in the shade, slanted lumps in whites and greys.
(Think of Mae West: I used to be Snow White - but I drifted.)
Sun at midday reminds us of heat.
The night sky is brittle, clear, the stars can be seen here, where the dark is let be.
Mornings bloom frost, and also flowers, tender flowers reviving.
Bees wake. They fly like they have winter aches, holding out legs in the noon warmth.
Down at the beach there is snow hiding under sand, and cliff icicles, and melt water flowing, tugging at our boots, tumbling, all the way to the low tide edge.