Bouts of extended coughing and
hacking accompanied by body wracking
shivers garner chilly looks.
Residents with cold feet,
share cool stares, extending
only cold shoulders,
glances from good books.
Cold stove, cold house, cold truck,
cold everything produces coughing,
cold air, cold feet, cold shoes, cold boots.
Cold hands wipe away deepening
snow, cold fingers chipping ice,
take a moment to wipe a cold,
drippy nose, toot, toot, toots.