Silence, snow and wind chills.
Schools closed, bitter temperatures,
no traffic. Dangerous wind chills
keep children indoors.
Grateful for the kindness of neighbors
and strangers who plowed our daughter’s
driveway during the blizzard. Caring
people who look out for others.
Whiteouts, blowing, drifting snows.
Lake effect predicted with
Storm totals just under one meter.
Occasional snow plow.
Warm and cozy indoors.
Wonder. Worry about my
husband’s drive home,
described as treacherous.
Grateful to be retired.
No longer have to brave
the elements. Mid afternoon with
sky and ground the same white.
Turned on Christmas lights to color
indoors and out one last time.
Hot soup for dinner. Relax and
grateful for family and friends.