Salmon, asparagus and rice,
cooked over a wood stove,
a few lines from Merton and Purdy,
is all that’s needed to live out
this year’s longest night.
I awake hours from dawn,
poke at the coals,
then coffee and a bagel.
Turning to the news: BASKET EMPTIED OF KINDLING
Sports? Rabbits retire last season’s jerseys.
Market index? Chickadee portfolio: black-capped.
The weather? Unseasonably mild with coyotes.