Adam Chabot – Wet Snow

Archways of white birches curved

into wintry catapults plead

for release. Snapped limbs split like necks

dangling, the casualties of a blunt

guillotine heavy in my shamed,

gloved fingers. I believe

I am helping.

Thank God, we already found the cat,

the tabby nuzzled underneath the deck, soaked

angry in spite of itself.

Adam Chabot is the English Department Chair at Kents Hill School, a private, independent high school located in central Maine. His work has been recently featured in Agapanthus CollectiveWords & WhispersWretched Creations, and 433 Magazine, among others. He can be found on Twitter @adam_chabot.
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