Snowflakes dominate this January day
A historic event challenges the city.
Mother Nature declares her way.
City officials install a ban.
Stay home, walk if you must but,
no cars except the emergency man.
Dapper snowmen appear in unusual places.
Children on sleds race down streets
where cars normally rule the spaces.
Elevated subways halt on snow covered track
The Wind blows at times so fierce,
the high water claims the land back.
The busy city now invites play
quite different than the norm
the white stuff is here to stay.
People explore the city with their feet
some even pause to converse with strangers
unlike the normal day with no time to greet.
Mother Nature and Father Time smile
the city that never rests
rediscovers the fun, it has been awhile.
Sometimes all it takes is a snowflake
to impose a change to our routines,
for our inner child to awake.