Following the gritter through the one-road glen.
What isn’t pure white is a very light grey.
Only the brightly painted truck is defiant in the cause:
of yellow, orange, red and vibrant colour.
SPREADING IT NOW, the sign on the back declares,
stopping ice behind, shovelling snow ahead,
not declaring Spring, but at least The Coming–
like The Green Man’s box-shaped, council kept, only
modestly miraculous John the Baptist.
Seth Crook’s poem have mainly appeared in print, but many have appeared in online e-zines. For example, poems can be found at Ink, Sweat and Tears and Algebra of Owls. He can also be found in many editions of Antiphon and Snakeskin and elsewhere.