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Friday, January 22, 2021


by Felicia Sanzari Chernesky

          for B.A.

In the night snow fell
upon the bittersweet
and lined the land from stone
to sleeping limb with hope.
The waking sky reveals
it’s hardly deep enough
to cover the frozen leaves
of grass, but having fallen
far and wide, traces
each intention—tire tracks
down a road, fox footprints
fading into the woods
dividing neighborhoods.
Despite these separate paths
the snowfall wakes me up
again to the bracing truth
that we are joined to one
another and this place,
fragile icy pieces
formed in community—
We robe ourselves in frost
yet thrive in unity.

Felicia Sanzari Chernesky is a longtime editor and picture book author who tracks life’s footprints with poetry as her lens. Her microfiction has been nominated for a 2021 Pushcart and Best of Microfiction. She lives with her family in Flemington, New Jersey