despondent snowflakes fall

by M Nv

Despondent snowflakes fall surreptitiously on windows,

insulation for my second floor apartment on Scarlet Place.

I’ve no vision of the clay brick-lined street outside,

only of the spicy hot cocoa steaming on the sill.

I fall sad and silent, knowing that children aren’t playing,

with smiles and chilly cheeks- making angels in the snow.