A Three Animal Poem
unfurl like bolts of fabric
flapping like broken winged gulls
flinging out a sky-full of comfort,
marking the time to open
jars of late summer’s spiced peaches
and stockpile scarves and mittens
but best of all time to
find a winter coat.
Whether hand-me-down, store-bought,
or home-made it is new to you
with it’s big bright shinny buttons,
six in a row, brave guards
against the cold bear of winter.
Carol Carlisle © 10/2/13
Margo Rody in Tuesday Tryouts asked us to write something about flannel. Check out her post for many different meanings of flannel. I started with a picture of clouds over SF Bay and was soon deep in memories of childhood growing up where there was real winter. Where does flannel take you?