Frustration is a winter drive

in the twilight

when a 16 wheel mobile snowstorm

slows everything to a crawl

and you peep

to spy the solid core of the blizzard

which you can glimpse only

on long winding corners

when it’s not right in front of you

in spite of it bearing enough

lights to guide aircraft

to a safe landing.

After 32 years teaching in rural Yukon schools, Dan Davidson retired from that profession but continues writing about life in Dawson City.