Because of wind and warmer winters
due to the 'ocean effect'
Nantucket hardly ever gets snow that sticks.
So we get our pictures right away,
praising God for His artistic hand.
Surfside, almost dawn
Snack Bar and bike racks
American Elm by the high school,
Sunrise behind the Old Mill
Blazing light beyond somber tombstones
Prospect Hill cemetery in pink
the wind had already blown the snow from the branches
of the tupelos.
Pockmarking the snow on the ground
Trees wait, patiently.