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.