This winter
can we be hermits
who hide away?

I don’t know what those look like
but I’m thinking,
knitted everything.

tea-cosies
hot water bottles,
bedsocks.
removed only for

scuttled slip-outs
to non-apocalypse
supermarkets;
scurry back before bitten
by outside-rs.

(a thought. if we stock up,
and practice)
next winter
can we be hermits
who hibernate?