SUnshine, from the Heart & the Sky

A sidewalk view from a morning walk with friends in Centennial, Colorado.
Blankets of glittery powder
fall silently overnight.
No two flakes the same.
Soft to the touch,
crisp to the ear
when you crush it 
with a shoe of any size.

The sun glistens
and makes it 
iridescent.
Rays raise their
angles to the heavens
while shadows
cast their countenance
on the snow below.
They are smiling.

It seems cold,
but layers upon layers
warm skin
while compelling
conversations
warm hearts.
Friends find
the sunshine
everywhere,
even if there
no sun outside.