train coal

has big lumps, i seem to remember.

i have those and small stuff too.

mother had nutty slack, mixed

with water and other stuff to keep

it going.

can you still get that these days, i had best

google, anthracite was good i feel, and those

briquettes that i thought were for

richer folk.

steady fire last eve is still alight this morning.

the joy of a cosy life, one could say

it is a gift, even though i paid

for it.