An Old Woman Smiles at You in the Street

Perhaps an old woman with pink

hair smiled at you today

in the street

which was covered so deeply in snow

and unending winter that you could have used

skis or snowshoes or some other apparatus

of travel.

The day is so vivid-

I know the way the light hit

her milk translucent teeth and

turned them blue and feral in her mouth

when she threw back her head to laugh.