Thoughts on watching a storm blow in and out.
The rain turned to sleet and then snow
Coating the balcony railing.
A wet half inch of white
That probably won’t grow
No more flakes falling.
The coating might last until morning
If the sun remains hidden,
And there is enough humidity in the air.
The sun is scheduled to set soon.
Humidity is doubtful here.
Dryness creeps in
As soon as it can.
And stays long enough
To keep the word drought
In the headlines.
The northeast is once again bracing
For a major storm
While I enjoy
Looking at the coating of snow,
A white sky
Backlit to highlight the outline of clouds.
And the promise of
Sun and warmer weather
I lament my dry skin
And limp hair,
As I hear the heat kick on,
Blowing dry air from above me,
And I wonder,
“Do heater humidifiers ever help?”
I miss moisture,
I miss wet snow that stays for days,
I miss winter that lasts until spring.
So I look out the window
And enjoy the thin coating of snow
While it lasts.