Arctic cold

When the thermometer plummets to double digits below zero (Celsius) an increase to -8 degrees is warmer weather:

from thirty to eight

a ladder of minuses

climbs to warmer weather

Even when the heat thermostat setting is steady, it feels colder inside:

Arctic cold pierces —

sharp needles puncture walls

of furnace heat

And there are other side effects:

in freezing cold

only moisture melts—

dry skin cracks


This is my response to Frank Tassone’s Haikai Challenge #15: Winter Storm or Arctic Cold.

©️2018 Ontheland

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