Surbiton High School

At First Glance

reindeer on white

ELENA VILLAGE 9N

At first glance
It is bleached of all colour
A picture book left forgotten
Abandoned and unused
But look again and you’ll find
The blue in the ice and the
Flash of a red jacket storming through the woods
And the green of the huskies eyes

Look again

You’ll find
A head spinning eye watering ten pairs of gloves wearing so cold it’s hot
Cold

You’ll find
A snowflake dusted jewel encrusted sunset surrounded sky unbounded
Wilderness

You’ll find
A reindeer racing husky chasing snowball smothered green tree covered
Place

But then again
You might find
Nothing
There
At
All.

image: Arctic Wilderness by Jasper Doest …read more