January’s tricky, weather-wise; it makes us wary
Of ice and snow that turns all roads scary.
We bundle up in tons of clothes
With nothing showing but eyes and nose—
Colds and flu lurk in every breath that freezes
‘Til we’re racked with coughs and chills and lots of sneezes.
A “January thaw” seems quite amiss,
And about as common as a unicorn’s kiss—
And though we must live with all that sleet and ice and snow
And chill and frost and icy winds that blow—
It’s only Winter shaking its fists at the sun
Knowing that its time is short and must be on the run
Before warm Spring comes waltzing along,
Bearing flowers and green grass and sweet birdsong,
It won’t last forever
All this cold and icy weather—
So be of good cheer; warmer days are coming
Even though our hands and feet are quickly numbing!