Ice Storm, 2014

By Peter Halstead

Spheres of crystals jewel a tree,
Garland power lines in mist,
Along the ribbon of I-70,
Gracing the abyss

Of rusted signs and silos,
A belt of steaming cars
From places longtime lost to snows
Swirling on the scars,

The hanging silver spectacle
Of traveling bazaars
Suspended from the icicles
By the passion-clouded stars

That ornately trace
The tinseled miracles we chase,
The limits of our former heaven,
With the vehicles we’re given.

Tippet Alley
February 10th, 2014

La Jolla
May 17th, 2014