Poetry

Poem: Dueling With The Snowman

By Richard King Perkins II

snowman

He squats naked and glorious.
He does not move.
Intimidated, everything comes to him.

Light, substance, power.
The naïve, the curious, the envious.

It’s true and utterly transparent.
I despise his perfection.
He is far more than I am:
Beautiful, glacial, crystalline.

Like an Arctic snow drift,
he has drawn swaths
of the frozen element into himself

and his gathered massiveness
unbalances my familiar territory.

I cannot plow him under.
I am repelled, then once more defeated.

He smirks.
His tyrant black eyes rule until springtime.
Yet even in decay.
arrogance leaves him mute and severe.
I laugh clouds of steam
at his shrinking, silent puddles.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.