Green Hills Literary Lantern

Of Roses



Snow that began falling

in the afternoon obscured


the garden, the lane,

the plans; now


now, with moon, falls

and falls still,


and still, though drifting,

is a sanguine story:


we’re here!, breathing

the moral


into the blanketing of our own,

evanescent bed.



Melissa Apperson has poems forthcoming in Barrow Street and River Oak Review. She lives in Concord, MA with her family.