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Strangely Beautiful This Day

Strangely Beautiful This Day poem by Greg Powell

Strangely beautiful this day
As smoker smoke marinades me
And roast fragrances blanket yards
Of neighbors hunkered down, invisible,
Hiding from microbe angel of distress.
Spring snow fell through the night,
White cottony residue receding into
Brown speckled lawn. Melting
Away. Reminds me nature works
Just like this. Microbial regimes,
Nations, dinosaurs and mammoths ,
Melting away. Leaving only pottery
And calcified footprints , and God.
So in the smoke and soft chill
And melting melting snow cotton,
I might as well choose God
Since all else melts away