The moment comes: the bulging grey clouds
release their load down on the earth below.
The air fills with white snowflakes
parachuting down to the ground
draping towns with a thick white blanket
in towering drifts
To those outside in the raging storm,
the glacial air, the blizzard is a foe,
a bitter enemy, a threat.
But to those in warm living rooms
it is entertainment,
as they sip mugs of warm cocoa
and stare out at the furious weather beyond