How I Miss The 40s

cold tempsYou don’t realize

How much

You miss something

Until it’s gone.


I find myself

Longing for

The 40s.

It was

A simpler time.

Life was better,

I was happier,

The world was…

More alive!

While thoughts

Of the 4os

Might warm

My heart,

Those memories

Do nothing

To warm my

Frigid body.

Once again,

I awakened

To temperatures

Below zero.

The world

Is a frozen gulag.

I’m tired of

Seeing my breath,

Of wrapping

My face

In a scarf,

And having

To warm up

The car

Before I

Can use it.

If the mercury

Could only climb

Into the 40s again,

Life would be

Much more pleasant.

I miss the 40s,

And I pray,

Every night

For their return.

Baby, it’s cold outside.


About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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24 Responses to How I Miss The 40s

  1. rsvendsen07 says:

    This is cute. Love it. 😊

  2. Asariels Muse says:

    Around here the 40’s are considered frigid

  3. I’ll second that! πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

  4. Pamela Edwards says:

    We are having temps in the 60’s this weekend during the day with sunshine. Nice after alot of cold & rain . I fear that this is a teaser and we will have to pay somewhere in the future . Cheer up Austin , it can’t snow forever . ☺

  5. I well remember those days in South Dakota and sympathize with you. Find a heater and plant yourself in front of it with a good book and hot chocolate.

  6. marjma2014 says:

    I kind of sense this is really getting to you. I’d be just the same I hate the cold weather. I suffer with chilblains on my hands and it isn’t even that cold here! If I was there I’d probably just shrivel up and turn into a blob of chilblains, eh, what a thought.

  7. markbialczak says:

    We had our break today, sneaking to 30, Austin. Tonight we’re losing 40 degrees, they’re saying, to 10 below. Arrrrrrrrgh.

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