Homeward Bound

Millions of snowflakes —
in such a hurry, which ones will
make it home, to the ocean?

As we exited the airplane
the pilot came out and said,
“Our ground time here will be brief.”

Washing my hands and face —
flakes of skin down the drain;
Always homeward bound.

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About Ciletti

Jim Ciletti, an award winning poet, filmmaker, and author, is the 2010-2012, Poet Laureate of the Pikes Peak region, and for 41 years, poet-in-residence for the Orme School Fine Arts Festival. Jim gives many workshops on the writing and performance of poetry, and makes poetry house calls to create personal poetry events. Ciletti loves everything Italian, including cooking for family and friends, and loves to plant garlic, make homemade wine, and eating peaches and plums. "Everyday is Christmas, but you don't always get everything you ask for. Sometimes more. Poetry celebrates life."
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