It never showed up.
Went for the familiarity of South Dakota.
The Black Hills smothered white.
We got a dusting.
of coke on a mirrored landscape.
It melted off by noon.
The power went out in part of the city
when a squirrel ended its rodent life
with transformer pyrotechnics.
The sky remained sunny
until the summer
The power was back on for Monday Night Football.
TV news did not cover
those blanketed folks in South Dakota.
I prayed their electricity stayed on
and no one died
due to lack of dialysis
or other medical procedures.
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