power of snowflakes never to be the same
to be frozen and perish as water and be pattern
sign and symbol of something else a star as one dead
in Greek and Phœnician alphabets of constellations Arabic also
that neverending stretch to the farthest part of time
and melt when the sun shines out again my lovely
Christopher Mulrooney is the author of symphony (The Moon Publishing & Printing), flotilla (Ood Press), viceroy (Kind of a Hurricane Press), and his latest, jamboree (Turf Lane Press). His work has recently appeared in West Wind Review, Zettel, Indefinite Space, California Quarterly, and The Southampton Review.
Chad Parenteau is Associate Editor of Oddball Magazine. He takes pictures sometimes.