The snow comes off the roofs in waves this year,

each layer distinct in its reaction

to the waves of cold, warmth,

ice fog and clear skies

that have teased us this winter,

each layer finding its unique

coefficient of friction, allowing it to

slip over ….

…. and under

the layers around it,

suspended at the tipping point

in response to sunlight,

wind, the call of the earth

and the waning of winter

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