beneath a heavy snow delivering sky
recalling an overwhelming counterpaned severity that year
a lock-in and lock-down instigator
it's knee deep, unadulterated milky blanket restrictions
kept on and on and on adding more and yet more of itself
to the elderlies problem pile
kept on and on adding more and yet more of itself
to the infant's excitement pile
being of neither age
while concerned for the old and happy ( ish ) for the young
I had hoped this-
' can't please everyone at the same time ' situation would be short-lived
that I could do away with my woollen clad from head to toe
arctic explorer looking appearance as soon as possible
exclude the boa snake-like draught excluders, go back to lower thermostat ratings
and lessen the need for constantly
hand wrapping steaming cupped beverages.
But, would spring, I worried, have to fight its way through,
for how long would I have to shopping, venture out
between blizzards, and,
for how long would I have to go on redressing the quick to disrobe hopes
for winters riddance?
footnote: I hope this preceeding ' can't please everyone at the same time situation ' doesn't become personal for me or you, dear reader-that is-( and is probably the case ) unless you are a snowball fighting, snowman building lover, and not a ' too quick to freeze ' scroogesque misery like ME !!