White Pretense
February 1983

“White Pretense,” New Era, Jan.–Feb. 1983, 51

White Pretense

When soft white snow

falls from the sky

covering dirt and garbage below

the world appears beautiful.

How easy it is to hide

beneath a blanket of white!

But what will happen when spring returns

and our pretense melts away?

(We should have cleaned our yards

before the snow fell.)