Ahead of my steps in linear course,
the shovel scritches back and forth
- a sound that scatters with the snow
and bits of debris ground below.
As I amble across the drive
the scratching noise itself derives.
A haul gets tossed to the edge,
bits fall wayside, marking a ledge.
This song in concert with my walk
could not be heard with snowplow squawk-
rumbling in the cold grey air
tossing snow, making bare
the concrete surface on which I stand.
The scraping by a shovel in hand,
the detail frost and snow aligned,
showing what I've left behind.
And as the chore has come to close
I look back at the path I chose.
Leaning on the shovel there,
snow still falling everywhere.
The best way out is always through – Robert Frost