No Timidity with Snow
It does nothing to conceal itself,
piling up on streets, crowding
the spaces between branches.
As we walk home from the bar,
I reach across the gap to vanquish
the chasm between our footprints.
Darkness settles all around, but
windswept flurries stand in for stars
and every surface shines like the moon.
Matthew J. Andrews is a private investigator and writer. He is the author of the chapbook I Close My Eyes and I Almost Remember, and his work has appeared in Rust + Moth, Pithead Chapel, and EcoTheo Review, among others.