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Sleet & Slush

by Kevin T. McEneaney
Sat Jan 14th, 2017

Sleet and slush are fine manifestations

of silvered water—aqueous droplets

falling from high like mana for rivers,

hand-dug wells, reservoirs, and mountain streams.

The squishy, peculiar consistency

of sleet or slush is a momentary

exultation of soft delicacy

that few appreciate entirely.


How to overcome adult revulsion

for one of Nature’s tremendous marvels?

That quality of soft mush multiplied

by squish is beloved by sundry children

who’ve not been brainwashed by repetitions

ruled rigidly by squeamish adult pride.