My Day 2 poem, based on the prompt at https://www.napowrimo.net/day-two-9/
The grey clouds and rain
of afterwinter burrow
beneath these blankets
I cannot pull far enough
over my head
No, it’s not going to snow this April
but the sound of rain on my roof
is already deafening
and I suspect it’s going to be
another cold, grey morning
In these parts they call it “false spring”
because we were expecting the real thing
But as long as it’s raining
I’m going back to sleep
Wake me up in May
(2 April 2022)
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I love the opening stanza and the image of afterwinter burrowing beneath blankets ‘I cannot pull far enough
over my head’ – that’s how I’ve been feeling with the alternating sunshine and snow we’ve had over the last coupe of days. Great poem, Kevin!
Oh, man, I feel you. And “afterwinter” is my new go to, because “false spring” (which is what we call it here) is still too hopeful a phrase lol. Anyway, see you in May!