Will HodgkinsonNovember 23, 2016The Nature of TruthPoetry

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 16 and in the 10th grade at Waldorf High School in Massachusetts. His poetry has been published in Off the Coast, Maine’s international poetry journal, Highlights magazine, and the Arlington Advocate. His interview with Noam Chomsky was published recently in the University of Massachusetts Breakwater Review. His interests include politics and writing.