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A Family of Snowflakes

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A Family of Snowflakes

Snowflakes nestle
in Grandma's stories by the fireplace.
White speckled stars sprinkled on a cold December night,
drifting in contentment , watching me sleep.

Snowflakes, Central Park on Christmas morning,
melting on my tongue,
tasting like colorful, holiday window displays on 34th Street
and turkey dinners stuffed with yesterdays.
Smelling of youth and childhood...
cousins and siblings
snowmen and wooden sleds…
sounding like icicles glistening quietly on the porch
and songs wet with Grandpa's brandy.

Snowflakes roll down hills of contagious giggles,
stopping, starting
scattering, wandering through each season,
slowly, sadly drifting away

like family. 

Copyright © Celeste Butler-Mendez

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  1. Date: 3/5/2009 4:19:00 AM
    '...stuffed with yesterdays,' '...glistening quietly,' ...just two fine phrases, evocative of your Christmas scene! Your comparison to the disappearing family is well taken. Well done Celeste! Best wishes, Keith

  1. Date: 3/3/2009 1:27:00 PM
    This touches. Beautiful melancholy write. It seems it happens to all of us and we look back with a touch of sadness. Vince

  1. Date: 3/3/2009 12:36:00 PM
    What lovely memories to have...a beautiful scene this creates in my mind! ~ Carrie

  1. Date: 3/3/2009 7:09:00 AM
    I love this right away when I read Central Park.. It brought me home..this is so well done and I love the snowflake throughout the piece. Excellent writing.