The city park was finally electrified;
the temperatures had been rising
since early in the morning.
At two, the clouds finally yawned
wide open, allowing fresh sunlight
to come sliding down along
last night's imperious snowdrifts; its
mellow glint, gently blotting out
all of our sharp-cornered thinking.
Everywhere we looked, we saw
nothing—but the bewildering
dignity of very real things.
Every time we paused
to think back, we could recall only
the sound—of laughing