Millbrook Middle School
Dutchess County, NY

the sun goes down
the temperature plummets
and trees lose the last of their leaves
a sense of isolation, setting
into the dark, misty haze.

out of nowhere, like a miracle
a glimmer of white peaks through
the dark ceiling over us.
slowly, the soft, white dust powders the ground
leaving a sparkling bright white blanket that covers every surface.