in pristine powder

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how eerily silent
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this low and permanent sky
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weighed heavily in veils of gray,
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that sunrise of so forsaken a faded light
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announces morning from night.
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falls and falls and falls
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this relentless snow,
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pillowing high on window sills
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and muting each fresh sound it buries.
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tentative voices die slow in drifts,
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and this morning’s rush is
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suspended in our collective complaint.
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such swift surrender of steely urban arrogance,
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as my skyscraper city is helplessly
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brought to its knees.
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yet the under world still spins
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and wanders in merciless carousels
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of cruel days after hungry nights,
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the aimless trails of pre dawn paw prints
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pattern the pristine powder.
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