5:55 AM

tuesday 
we woke
 expecting 
a blizzard

my office was closed
 i could pretend it was saturday
sleep til at least 7

nope
still
 got up at 5ish 

 cats do not understand snow days 

they expect to be fed
 on
 a week day
 at
 the regular time

 they'll let us sleep past 5 on weekends
only
 because 
we 
shut the bedroom door 
cover our heads 
with pillows 
to
 muffle
 the caterwauling 

anyway 

i got up tuesday morning
 intent on feeding them
followed by
 return to bed
sleep til at least 7 

while they ate 
i looked out the window
 the street 
was silent 
was empty




 it was quite lovely

plowing created mini snowbanks


 all that fresh snow

 tucked my pjs into my boots
 zipped up the coat 
wrapped the scarf tight
pulled the hood up over my head 
grabbed the iphone

 went 
outside

walked toward the park
just a few long strides
sinking into soft powder
i stopped 
turned
knelt 
snapped
 this photo



 admired my foot prints

 scooted back into the house

but now i was wide awake

5:55 AM

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