The blizzard brings heavy, wet snow
that nests in the empty boughs
and coats long, thin ends of branches
like thick braids of white hair.
The view disappears among
the intricate tangle of weighty limbs,
as birds, with feathers fluffed, flock to feeder.
A rush of wind and a thunderous crash
splinters an overburdened tree.
Lights go dim and power is lost
to the tumult of the storm.