Hampton, Virginia - Nikki Giovanni

Hampton, Virginia By Nikki Gionvanni

the birds flew south ealier this year and flowers wilted under the glare of frost nature puts her house in order the weather reports say this will be the coldest winter already the perch have burrowed deep into the lakes and the snails are six instead of three feet under I quilted myself one blanket and purchased five pounds of colored popcorn in corners I placed dried flowers and in my bathroom a jar of lavender smells my landlord stripped my windows and I cut all my old sox for feet pads they say you should fight the cold with the cold but since I never do anything right I called you