Echoes

Lee's Summit JournalFebruary 7, 2014 

once told

the eskimos

had twenty six

different

words

for snow

i kept

listening

to the hours

of constant

winter

weather

news

heard

only

one

how

unimaginative

we have

become

is there

nothing

left

to say

except

stay

home

show

roads

and

texture

of

glove

grasped

samples

repeat

doppler

charts

future

odds

temperature

and wind chill

marks

while

she

arrives

each flake

perhaps

some

returning

spirit

covering

all equally

conquering

our need

to feel

important

in control

prove

anything

she deadens

the din

of hurried

daily

life

whispering

sit quietly

hear

silent

secrets

i may

disclose

but only

to those

who can

unscramble

the password

into being

together

h e

r

e

l

e

t m

e

h

e l

p y

o

u

h.

 

Hubert Neth, a United Methodist pastor, has been contributing to the Journal for more than 20 years.  

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