A Brief Snow in Portland
A response to Dave's Morning Porch for today
Portland pretends to snow — very pretty!
but it’s frosting and frippery.
A single crow calls for company, her low cough rising
to a shrill confident shriek.
The byways are already black, the eaves already running,
a whisper of water gushes in gutters:
the hard hot pulse of Portland
will not pause for a moment.