Lifespan of a Snowman by Jonathan Frantz

In my wide window 
I see the flurries tumble 
Through the woolen sky

Nature wins at last 
You’ve drawn me from my slumber 
Heaped in winter clothes

Real excitement comes 
Rarely now that I’m older 
And grown cynical

But snow, it remains 
The easiest connection 
Back to childish joy

The covered lawn hill 
Will be pristine no longer 
Once the sleds emerge

Snowmen’s lifespans are 
A few days, maybe a week 
Then we melt away

When snow melts to slush 
And the beauty disappears 
We know a secret

Winter will come ‘round 
Like it always has and will 
To revive our souls 

In my wide window 
I see the flurries tumble 
Through the woolen sky

Nature wins at last 
You’ve drawn me from my slumber 
Heaped in winter clothes

Real excitement comes 
Rarely now that I’m older 
And grown cynical

But snow, it remains 
The easiest connection 
Back to childish joy

The covered lawn hill 
Will be pristine no longer 
Once the sleds emerge

Snowmen’s lifespans are 
A few days, maybe a week 
Then we melt away

When snow melts to slush 
And the beauty disappears 
We know a secret

Winter will come ‘round 
Like it always has and will 
To revive our souls 

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