Snow Falling

Snow falling
soft and silent
like oatmeal
on a rainy day
snow falling
grasp it
like babies
or pyjamas
snow falling
has fallen
into my dreams
about monsters
and the Industrial
Revolution

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Snow Elves

The snow elves are out in July again
looking disconsolate
because there isn’t any snow
and no one believes in elves

There you go
stepping on another one

Stop it

You’re going to track elf bits
all over the living-room carpet

Snowpocalypse

OH MY GOD
they cry
as they stare in disbelief
at the white flakes
falling gently from the sky

THIS HAS NEVER HAPPENED
they declare
though really
it actually snows in April
all the time

THE EAGLES ARE COMING
they bawl
but I may be mixing
them up with
hobbits there

WE SHALL NEVER SURVIVE THIS
they whimper
as the snow
turns to rain
and melts away to nothing

Snow

OH MY GOD
it’s Snowpocalypse
the world is coming to an end
everything is at a standstill
I can’t possibly dig my way out of this nightmare
and make it to class / to work / to rehearsal / to the coffee shop
I am snowed in forever
and will die alone and unhappy
eaten by my cats
because it snowed last night and no one can help me
and
wait
the ploughs are here
I guess it’s only ten centimetres
I’ll see you in twenty-five minutes