Will HodgkinsonDecember 18, 2013

The moment comes: the bulging grey clouds
release their load down on the earth below.

The air fills with white snowflakes
parachuting down to the ground
draping towns with a thick white blanket

Shipwrecking cars
in towering drifts

To those outside in the raging storm,
the glacial air, the blizzard is a foe,
a bitter enemy, a threat.

But to those in warm living rooms
it is entertainment,
as they sip mugs of warm cocoa
and stare out at the furious weather beyond

Will Hodgkinson is 15 and in 9th grade at Waldorf High School at Massachusetts Bay.