white Christmas wish

did not come true this year

rain and darkness

winter: feeding birds

freezing on the branches

can they still move?

blackbirds pick up

seeds dropped by the others

no food for rats

snow ploughs are singing

early mornings before traffic

rough tones wake me up

the three-year-old

dressed for cold winter outing

needs a toilet

cat on stairs sits, sniffs

too much rain, wind or snow?

turns back to sofa

knitting woollen socks

for children and grandchildren

any left for me?

© Marianne Ståhlberg 2018