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The Bite of the Shovel by Raymond A. Foss
The soft snow giving
the bite of the shovel
catching the sand thrown
covering the sidewalk
the blacktop frozen
glaze of black obsidian
the metal blade on the plastic
biting into the ice

Quiet on the street
few cars passing by
noticing the plowman
saw the edge of the street
wider than normal
from my earlier efforts
less of their work to do
shoveling the street

February 1, 2011
snowstorm – 5 inches today so far
2 feet projected for tomorrow
Suncook, NH
February 1, 2011

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