Apologies in advance for any 2AM gross factor.

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens

Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens

Brown paper packages tied up with strings

These are a few of my favorite things

Trash piles madly as snot drips from noses

Nights spent composing while throat aches and closes

Hacking up lungs as dogs snore in the night

Winter germs bringing their best to the fight

Y’all. Mask up. Everywhere. There is a lot of crud out there that you do not want.

Happy December. May the force be with you.