By Trish Hubschman
The snow is falling outside.
Thick, heavy droplets cascading to the earth.
I can see it through the window.
Time seems to have frozen in place.
The blanket of white is growing higher and higher.
It’s dark outside,
But I can see it all so clearly.
The bright, sparkling snow makes it almost like day.
It’s so peaceful out there,
Not a person in sight.
I wonder if their gazing out their windows too,
Like I am.
I just want to watch it.
This one moment will never be the same.
Tomorrow we’ll be outside clearing.
All the neighbors will.
It won’t be the same anymore.
Tonight, it’s just Nature.
This poem appears in the Winter 2022 print issue of The Avocet.
Trish Hubschman is the author of the Tracy Gayle mystery book series, Tidalwave, Stiff Competition, Ratings Game and uneasy Tides. Tracy is a Long Island private detective. Her sidekick, Danny Tide, is the leader of the rock band Tidalwave. Tracy is hired to find out who set fire to the band’s summer tour bus. This leads to deeper, darker things.
Trish is a graduate of Long Island University’s Southampton Campus and has a Bachelor’s degree in English-Writing. She is deafblind and lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, author Kevin Hubschman, and their dog, henry.