Barnett Berger: No Two Snowflakes

Barnett Berger

The poem below is by Barnett Berger.

No Two Snowflakes

No two snowflakes are alike
No object from sky to earth
Could possibly be identical
We don’t know the sky’s influence in formation
We don’t know the objects encountered on the downward ride
And we don’t know the impact on the landing

And neither are there identical tears
Because tears come from heaven
All we know is they too are earthbound
From forces and provocations
Innumerable
But in ways we cannot count
Or even compose, they are
Cleansing, very cleansing
At least in the moment

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