Prayer on the Runway
I take snowflakes magnified by grace. I put them in the jars.
Stellar dendrites, crystal partitions, specks of sparks. They
swirl in myriad wakes. White anarchy of feathers. Species of
sacred flurries. Miniature albatrosses in disguise. The snow
glistens, it is my flashlight. I cut through crowds of foreign
solitudes. I glide through space and slopes. Meandering
white brides. The frills and flounces of woods. A flock of
Dominican monks on skis. Dervishes unveiling. Snow
clasps its hands in prayer. Splashing litanies of lifts and
turns. The ceremonies of
. Plowing the fields of
snow. Pollinating snow-lilies into powder.
White ptarmigans flutter their chants of feathers. Lift off. In