a bowl of soup

which included
roasted sweet potato and red onions
chickpeas
yellow curry
coconut milk
gala apples
pumpkin
nutmeg
red peppers
green onions
salt
and pepper




Is it possible that such a concentrated brew of curry and vitamins didn't seem sufficient?

I am fighting hibernation.

The snow hasn't stopped for a week, and the drifts hide the houses. Everything is impossible.

My skin is angry. I have been taking longer and longer naps. The back of my neck aches from the cold.

I am deeply resentful of the trips to and from school; they are more of an ordeal every day.

I miss the room to move. I can't acknowledge my muscles. I can hardly straighten up.

I am smothered in snow.