No Snow Day: NPM 2019 Day 19

In between conference calls and other work today, I squeezed in a beach walk.  My attention was immediately drawn to the kids using their boogie boards as sleds, sliding down the sand hill near the lifeguard tower.  Whenever I see that, my mind goes to a line in a poem (that may be mis-remembered, I can’t find it online) that goes something like…”Where I live it doesn’t snow.”

Today I went looking for some paint chip colors to help me with my poem.  No random draw today, I searched for words that I thought might be interesting…and then added one I came up with on my own: persistent gray.

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No Snow Day

Conjuring the blank canvas

of snowy banks

would-be sledders

venture to cliff’s edge

riding

boogie boards

down the rabbit hole

of slippery sand

in this place where

no snow falls

and persistent gray

doesn’t result

in a snow day

©Douillard

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1 thought on “No Snow Day: NPM 2019 Day 19

  1. Prior...

    The photo is so fun! Feel the essence of their joy
    And love your poem but persistent gray just seemed to conjure up a different idea before I read your nice poem — and I could not shake it –
    But I also like how you share the building of your poems – the single line that came to mind – the paint color idea – etc
    So fun

    Reply

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