has hard winter come at last,
does one rhyme this, write icy
blast, or simply carry on
the usual way, he said it is progressive,
it is just the way we think.
early, clearing ashes, prepare
a fire with three pages, sticks and odd
ends of packaging. the better coal
with one small log does the trick.
the fire in the other room stays in
all night no problem, with a guard.
the fire officer came yesterday
to protect us in our beds.
today we wrap the winter
some say spring has come.