Freezing Rain

When olive sky should secrete freezing rain,
Glazes all blossoms and buds with disdain.

When our fur-clad gentry political
Of our late choices must now be critical;

Directs our small lives in every particular,
Such as to cause an event ventricular —

Then my sweet, 't is but me and you
Across our table and a cheese fondue.

John Wertz
Bluffton, SC
2013