Cabin Fever

The snow distorts the landscape
Beneath its weight, trees sag, bushes bow
A blanket and a burden
Individually unimportant
A collective load
Impassable and impersonal
As featureless as a blank check
A smooth, white road too deep to drive
Too slick to walk
Too cold to enjoy
Beneath its pillowed surface only ice
And the fragile grass

 © Jessica Minier Mabe