they won't last long, these prints.
i've noticed all winter
the layering of soil, sand, and snow
how my boot prints show up time and again
and occasionally a wendy print
besides all the others:
cat (bobcat?), deer, dogs, turkey, little rodents... 
so the snow will melt this weekend they say
and i will place more rocks on the cairn that covers
my friend.
strange, how the days were shaped around her
and i didn't even know it.