Snow is back in the Windy City
so fresh and shiny and clean
covering the grime and hiding
all hints of white-collar crime.
Snowflakes in mid-air frolic and lay
a fluffy ivory sheet in the streets
and dead ends and frost the tall
smart city lamps blurring urban decay.
Hexagonal flakes of infinite shapes land
on slanted rooftops and morph into teardrops
trickling down the wet eaves and cascade
as spikes facing closed doors keeping
city folks fixed on their cellular phones.
In the lone city park the glittering fluff
settles to cover and snuggle the grass
hiding tell-tale stains in empty beer
cans and shattered bottles of wine.
Clumps of bold alabaster hang on
the evergreens and the leafless black oaks
and brighten the holiday-lit crab apple
trees emitting a joyful and peaceful holiday glee.
Whenever fresh snow comes to the city…
It always succeeds in having all willing
blind eyes briefly enjoy the holiday scene
before it turns the urban delight into smut leaving…
© 2014 jjméndez