greeting season

I often say I hate winter

my circulation sucks, I’m always cold

I’ve never had enough warm clothes

or warm enough clothes maybe

or maybe just warm enough thoughts

because in winter

everything dies

colors leave

everyone preaches

but

2022 was a fucking onslaught.

I don’t think I hate winter

the days are short, I’m always inside

I never have enough time

or enough quiet

or maybe just rest

yet in winter

everyone slumbers

colors stand out

everything changes

Warm welcome, winter.