Tom Snarsky

Underthought as in underfoot, not
Undercooked. Dry snow, not wet meat.

Images are culpable if thought is
Infinite, like we sometimes imply.

To hold that all can be presented
Again, with minimal complication,

Underappreciates the way dry snow
Hides water from the subtle boundary

Of a phase transition. Melt, refreeze,
Step on, step over. Get out of the way.

Tom Snarsky teaches mathematics at Malden High School in Malden, Massachusetts. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in H_NGM_N, aglimpseof, minor literature[s], Of/with, The Helios Mss and elsewhere. He lives in Braintree, Massachusetts.


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