Heavy clouds bearing Winter’s messages
move swiftly through the sky
as two people pass each other by,
walking in opposite directions.
The clouds release their snowflakes
to the land and life below.
Irritated, one woman loudly curses
this bitter assault of snow
and the frozen hell she’s living in.
Elated, the other woman quietly blesses
these refreshing snow-kisses on skin
and the beautiful heaven she’s in.
They’re moving through the same information,
translating from different worlds within.
February 11, 2021