2021-2022, Poem, Writing

The Thing About Snow

The Thing About Snow
Alessio Vega, '23

There's something to be said about snow
Those effulgent frosted stars
In how they scintillate like diamonds
The sublime enchantress, my eyes always drawn

There is something to be said
About the things that come tenfold
Something so common and so free
Masks the contrast, the harbinger of cold

There is something to be said
About that cold, white as snow
With its pinpricks of ice
And unforgiving throe

There is something to be said
About thoughts pessimistic and black
Why can the mind be so allured
Into believing things truly drab

There is something to be said
About things wrapped bright with inside a dark color
That come often and plentiful
Disguised behind that beguile allure

There is something about snow
Something so alluring yet so cold
Like bad thoughts we find ourselves attracted to
Enthralled in our own inimical world

Why don’t they all melt just the same...?