Soft flakes gather and begin to stick
I think about how it will look
Later in the mountains
Out at the cabin in the hills

We spend Christmas skiing
My whole family goes
And the snow is so deep
It makes everything quiet

I need the silence
To cover over me
Just like I needed
Emily’s friendship

To cushion the fall
From the high pedestal
My old friends are still on
Looking down at me

I’m happy for the break
Away from my life
Time to soothe my frayed nerves
And find myself outside of those doors

The snow doesn’t care
It covers everything equally
Erases inequalities
Makes things the same

Sometimes you need to start over
Like spring after the melting snow
But first you must erase the mess
With all that white

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