1. Standing far below the stars with a south breeze on his face, he feels his sap rising and his ear lobes swelling.
2. Behind the din of the neighbor’s sled dogs yapping, he thinks he hears coyote pups barking. Their mother calls them back into the den, where they pull at her chapped teats.
3. When he makes a pisshole of melted snow on the driveway snow mat, he can almost see down to gravel.
4. The snow is soft enough that it doesn’t hurt at all when he falls.