Snow

Snow, the first two or three flakes, like down
Trailing after a shot duck, lodges in the stiff
Blades of grass its indeterminate splendour.
Like hunger, it admits no other possibilities.
The snow knows everything there is to know
About being male: power, intrusion, decline-
The eternal, negative radiance of the snow, its
Purposive destruction of contour, annihilated
Topographies of earth a man’s body hardens
To, beneath its coverlet of ruthless white skin.

Snow

Snow, the first two or three flakes, like down

Trailing after a shot duck, lodges in the stiff

Blades of grass its indeterminate splendour.

Like hunger, it admits no other possibilities.

The snow knows everything there is to know

About being male: power, intrusion, decline-

The eternal, negative radiance of the snow, its

Purposive destruction of contour, annihilated

Topographies of earth a man’s body hardens

To, beneath its coverlet of ruthless white skin.