Ray Templeton

So Near

In almost a blizzard
I break into almost a run,
skittering on the almost frozen pavement,

and when I’m almost there,
I see the skin of powdery white
that almost coats the window glass,

with a finger trace of letters,
that I can almost read.

Ray Templeton has been writing poetry since he was a schoolboy, and is confident that he’ll get the hang of it any day now.