Thursday, January 1, 2009

Day 235

the snow started early this morning. big, soft clumps floated thick in the air and landed across an exposed eye now and then without the protection of longer hair. not until seven this evening did its froth cease.

i walked through this figurative snowglobe early today and followed a dozen or so already fading footprints. they led over the sidewalks in front of the convenience store across the street and past the doors of the organic market coffee shop. they made no diversions near the fly fishing store and then sushi restaurant. after a gas station awning and past the travel lodge, they narrow into one, darkened path and continue over the bridge. then, next to the snow pile and under the yellow glow of a streetlight, all these paths and footprints collect and stop in a small, worn patch. the hitching point.

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