Nobody knows when the early snows will come.
Unpredictable jet streams swirl and rage
Across the northern latitudes, and some
Surprises always come from just offstage.
The early snows have come in force this year,
Unexpectedly blanketing field and farm,
Interstate and country road, with fear
That global warming trends may cause us harm.
Still, as we watch the early snows come down
And dread the certain back pain shoveling brings,
Let’s also spare a moment for the sound
Of happy children frolicking like kings.