World Peace

I have a friend who took all the doors out of his house one summer. It reminds me there’s nothing I have that’s worth hiding, he said. No secrets is the key to world peace. He put them all back on that winter. I decided it was peaceful enough for me, he said.

Winter Cure

he looks fierce mainly because he hates the beginning of winter & the only thing that seems to help is gritting your teeth

Winter Light

the light came down like rain & we soaked it in for the winter

Season of Joy

She asked me when the season of joy was supposed to end & I said I didn’t really think there was an exact date, so we left the tree up till June that year.

Reserve Judgment

I used to live for the day, she said, before I moved to Minnesota. Now, I check the temperature before I do anything.

Little House

This used to be a mean monster until he got sick one winter with the flu & stayed in bed & watched too much Little House on the Prairie & now the littlest thing & he starts to cry.

Hot Comfort

I’m only comfortable when it’s hot, she said & I said what about winter? & she said I argue a lot so it makes up for it