~~~~~~~~~~~~~last day of winter so it snows all day long it snows walk in it, shovel it, watch it in windows but only late remember: it snows on your brand-new grave. snows on his grave, year on year snows on you there with him, just lately come, with flowers there a-wilt, I presume. not seeing, I presume. it snows there in that place not seen for ten years and twenty and ten more again snows on him who trusted you snows on you, lately come, who broke his trust. snows as it will one day snow on me, I presume. no other fixed place at hand, it’s presumed I will go where you are. it will snow on him, who trusted you and shunned me snow on you, who betrayed him, who had no time for me. snow, that I have loved, will smother me there in the dirt with both of you. no place else to go. closeness that in life you didn’t want, he didn’t want, closeness with me, will come one day, forced on you both in the dirt and the snow. my mouth won’t tell, your ears won’t hear. readers of the granite words will think we were a family, and it will snow. last day of winter. it snows all day. snows on me in exile, snows on him for years, snows on you, johnny-come-lately, lain in his place, snows all the day there on you.