Sunday 3 December 2023

3rd December 2023


overnight snow

Cookie is super-excited

Etna erupting

© Rachel Green December 2023

I don't feel joy when the snow falls

having lost my youthful innocence;

no more do I think of snowball fights

and the building of frozen men

then home to hot chocolate

and television by a roaring fire.

Now I think of trudging to the shops,

the inability to drive anywhere,

the inevitable flooding.

Frozen pipes, heating bills

and the misery of dog walking.

© Rachel Green December 2023

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