Sky is nothing more than the prairie
hometown snow cursed
its cold goodbye to and was lost. Snow spent enough days
falling away, sky forgot her angles and she forgot
sky’s name. Without a sundog, sky and snow
never reconciled. Each tipped over the other’s framed photograph so only occasionally
glintings off tack heads in the hardware reminded them of finer days and, vaguely, of nights and moons.

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Without a sundog, they are
reminded of their lives
with one another
only in the way each wind whispers episodes
from the lives of other winds.
However, when, briefly, shimmering circles surround the white sun, snow remembers other
partings and is ashamed
she instead stole all the anonymous benefits
of her chosen storm. Sky’s conscience, free and clear. The rings
of bright and glinting crystals also fell.

About the Author

Matt Daly
Matt Daly’s poetry appears in Clerestory, The Cortland Review, Pilgrimage, and elsewhere. He is the author of Wild Nature and the Human Spirit: A Field Guide to Journal Writing in Nature and has published short fiction and essays. Matt leads creative writing residencies for middle and high school students throughout Wyoming. He teaches at Central Wyoming College’s Jackson Outreach Center and is on the faculty of a week-long Harvard Medical School Continuing Medical Education course in Orvieto, Italy. In 2013, he received a creative writing fellowship in poetry from the Wyoming Arts Council. www.dalypoetry.com

 

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