Was it something I said, or did?
Or didn't say or didn't do?
I know I haven't been flossing lately, or eating healthy,
although you know I'm changing all that.
(okay, the eating healthy part)
At the beginning of winter I was positive I could
make it through without going to Florida like last year.
(But really, what was I thinking when I proclaimed last year that a month in Florida
was too long?)
After completing a dream kitchen remodel,
(a post to come later)
people would ask if we were going somewhere this winter.
I glibly replied, "Yes, to the kitchen!"
Why isn't that enough?
And so, light of my life, here I am, down and lamenting your absence.
I know you're up there.
First grade science tells me so.
Photographs in albums give evidence.
Color TV was invented so we could see you year round.
And the whole pressure to go out with adequate protection
means you are a force to be reckoned with.
So come on, reckon with me!
Please come back!
My heart is breaking here.
Gettin' a little PO'd too.
Part the clouds of soup hanging over my world.
Send your golden rays and make some slush.
I know you're traveling back north
in the sky, but please let me track you with my sunglasses on!
I promise to be nicer to EVERYONE, if you'll only
grace my world with your shining presence once again.
Pale and wan*
wanShow IPA adjective, wan·ner, wan·nest, verb, wanned, wan·ning.
of an unnatural or sickly pallor; pallid; lacking color: His wan face suddenly flushed.
showing or suggesting ill health, fatigue, unhappiness, etc.: a wan look; a wan smile.
lacking in forcefulness, competence, or effectiveness: their wan attempts to organize the alumni.
dark or gloomy.