A Walk in the Snow

Tracked snow
Trekked snow
Flecked snow
Muffled steps
Scarf breath
Icy missiles
Squeaky crunch
Skidded slip
Indented holes.
The tree branches catch the first frozen flakes.
The bushes bend under the weight
of white feathered specks.
Evergreen leaves facilitate
the flow of snow.
It slips along shiny surfaces
designed to evacuate.
Frieze draped fences display frosted posts
in a field where layers of ice crystals
wait for the destruction of encroaching feet.