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.