Snow falls gently
covering the ground
one crystal at a time.
We see a fresh blanket of snow
and we are reminded
But this is not all that is there.
To see only this ignores
a man shivering in its cold.
a family left homeless from the roof cave-in.
a motorist abandoned on her way home.
In that blanket of snow exists
One truth does not negate the other.
But choosing to see only one side
is to see a deception.