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The Smell of Snow

The smell of snow
melting is briefly


nose lifted

listen –

come sun touch 

tongues warm

tincture of wet


remnants of drift

mettle of snowdrops 

slight salt scent 



a yearning 

for petrichor

in Dispatches from the World, ed. Ariel Gordon, Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture, University of Manitoba, chapbook, May 2022
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