Snow Has Fallen

Submitted by Rhondalise Mitza to Contest #23 in response to: You go for a walk in fresh snow. Suddenly you realize you're not leaving any footprints.... view prompt

Snow Has Fallen

By: Jubilee Forbess


Oh!

Snow!

Outside the window

Falls

In peals and cascading white sheets,

Blanketing the world into a quiet peace. 

Oh, snow!

Meaning winter is here at last

Spring comes after, 

And fall is past. 

Jump from your bed 

Wrap the blankets round your shoulders 

Put a hat upon your head.

Now run!

Run towards the door.

Toss it open and

Run into the fresh snow

Crunching beneath your boots.

Breathe!

Breathe in the crisp winter air

Throw the wind your every care and

Go forwards, marching on and on.

Snowflakes fall!

Are you listening?

They land upon the ground like spiders made of ice,

Skittering,

Dancing,

Upon the road and ground. 

Yes, yes, it is snowing

And it has snowed! 

You are laughing and smiling

Everything is made new in the winter.

Things die and… come spring they

Are alive once more because 

They have been reborn as vibrant as the sun 

But stronger than they were. 

Still smiling

You look down at your boots.

And 

You

Stop all at once. 

You turn behind you.

Frantic heartbeats hit your ribcage. 

Smack

Thwack

Thump

Jump!

There are no footsteps behind you,

And yet you’ve been walking for a while.

Where are your impressions,

The sign that you’ve been there?

Maybe

Like the flowers in the winter

You’ve just died in the snow too. 

THE END



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20:55 Jan 04, 2020

Oh no! Surprise ending, too :)

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