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Photo copyright Laura Zimmerman, used by permission

I would have liked to stay in bed this morning.

I would have liked to stay in bed this morning.
Or, failing that, to walk around the lake.
I’m sure I’m not alone in thinking
The year’s first snow should be a holiday.

I would have liked to build a fort this morning
Or throw a snowball at a burdened tree.
Instead today I work and long for
The time to help a hearty bumblebee.

I would have liked to sit at home this morning
And look out of my window at the sky:
That periwinkle blue that lingers
Behind the snowsoaked clouds delights my eye.

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