Choices on a Snowy Night

The low sky
reflects the lights of the city.
The white snow reflects that glow.
The white-etched edges of branches
show bright against the dark shapes
stretched from trunk to air.
And so night seems
like day.

I am thinking
about the way
that even a world
as dull and dark
as Kansas
in mid-winter

somehow gains
such a splendor
when all is given
to reflecting
the light

rather than
holding to darkness.
Though snow does not create light,
its reflections make the world brighter.

H. Arnett
2/20/19

About Doc Arnett

Native of southwestern Kentucky currently living in Ark City, Kansas, with my wife of twenty-nine years, Randa. We have, between us, eight children and twenty-eight grandkids. We enjoy singing, worship, remodeling and travel.
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