forested hill slope during severe snowfall
Between Here and There
Byron Hoot

The snow is almost gone but for patches
that want to see the red

buds of maples on the hillsides: the sign
of ending and beginning.

The changing of seasons is a constant
sermon I need.

By all that cannot be denied I say,
"Yes " again

forgetting and rememberng like the patches
of snow in melancholy lingering.