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Poetry At Greenville

Laurence J. Sasso, Jr.  

 

 

Why Love Is Like The Snow

 

It is white and it goes on for acres and acres

covering everything it touches.

It softens briars and thickens rope.

When it sticks to itself it grows.

 

In the right air you never see it coming

until it swarms all over your face,

gathering like white petals on sculpture.

 

 

When it hardens enough to bear their weight

boys will cut from it the shape of a heart

and carry it to the window where you can look

and tell them why love is like the snow

as they struggle to keep it from breaking

 

Laurence J. Sasso, Jr.