if you were to lay on your stomach in the snow
and focus your eyes upon the white blanket form,
you would see intricate, interlocking shelves
of snow delicately swept into place by wind.
in time, the individual flakes melt and meld
to join together in cohesive unity.
their crystalline complexity is not lost
but shared one to another as a greater whole.
thus, in God’s creative economy the one
takes shape and breathes its life
into the greater whole
4 December 2010 – Mukwonago, WI