Snow can still be found
on the western side of South Mountain.
The sun will swing around again

and what is brown will soon be green.
Exiting Regal Cinema, the boy glances
at the girl beside him as she talks

about no matter what, as no matter what
the moon courses through the eastern sky
and the north wind recedes.

More on the Author
Matthew Dulany: My recent work can be found in Talking River, Pembroke Magazine, and Bryant Literary Review. I dedicate this poem to those mourning in Newtown.