1. Outside the Window
A) The snow comes down like broken pillows would,
or like their insides would if left to fall.
B) Like insides from a thousand shattered, torn
or ruined pillows, snow comes falling down.
2. What I'd Like to Eat
A) The cold suggests a bowl of something hot:
molasses and ground corn in pudding form.
B) It comes out hot, like lava from a small
volcano: pudding named for Indians.
3. A Recent Dream
A) Another church below ours (just a smidge);
a thousand loos but none of them would work.
B) Our church had buildings: two, but only one
was used; the lady's bathroom was a mess.
4. Pesky Tasks Overdue
A) The mess beneath where baby was last night,
but I can hear it's being vacuumed as I write. (Curses! An unintended and uncaught rhyme)
B) There isn't one, for Mom has vacuumed up
the mess beneath where baby was last night.
5. My Body (or rather the parts of it I dislike)
A) My belly flap and rotund thighs and chin;
I lose my breath if I should try to run.
B) I'm flabby everywhere, it seems, and lose
my breath if ever I should try to run.