National Poetry Writing Month 2022, Day 2

My Day 2 poem, based on the prompt at

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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  1. 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!

  2. 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!

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