Frozen stone for Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013

jan13badgesmallFor today’s Mindful Writing Challenge, I’m afraid I’m thinking about this deep freeze here in the Ottawa area. Man, it is some cold!

Minus What?

Sky a palette of unbroken blue,
from the window you might see June
but for snow-covered roofs, and you know
when there are no clouds it will be cold.

Here in the suburbs no wind chill, but
in the city, it feels like minus 34. I can’t
remember what that is in “real” degrees,
so the internet tells me minus 26 is really –15
and minus 34’s a bonechilling minus 29.
Too cold for anything but soup, hot cocoa,
and a long, warm hug.

cs Jan. 23, 2013

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