Every winter I find I have placed An extra inch Around my waist. Fat cells do well As insulation, And in the water They aid flotation. But when I step Upon the scale, The gain of five Always feels like a fail!
At one thirty in the morning My dog once again barked a warning. This time I was rewarded with a view of the fox Running in the snow for a couple of blocks. I thought it was a good time to slip back into bed, But “yip yip yip” is what the fox said.