“Snow,” the paper said.
Perhaps I’d best go back to bed,
Though shouldn’t I prepare?
Food may be in short supply,
A problem I must rectify
If the pantry’s really bare.
Soap and toilet tissue:
These could raise a sticky issue
If they run out in a storm.
Candles—should I buy a few?
If lights go out, what shall I do
If I cannot find my way about?
Salt I haven’t got;
It slips my mind when weather’s hot
To buy a bag or two.
Shovel—do I have one for the snow?
The answer probably is “no”—
The old one broke last year.
Snowflakes! Has the snow begun?
I haven’t got my shopping done!
I’d best go back to bed.