We knew it was coming. Yes, it’s true, of course, that a foot of snow is nothing in Scandinavia or North America. Not so in southern England! The camellia tries in vain to blaze its pink from under snow, and it’s too cold to sit long at my desk; the snow shovel calls.
winter clamps its jaws
shuts, clenches, shivers between
chattering white teeth
Words and images © Lizzie Ballagher