Christmas 2017 by Joseph Darlington

I imagine snow

Like wrapping

Crisp and crinkling

And your head



White covers, drifts

Like a tundra

Your body beneath,

In bed


It’s Christmas Eve,

Tepid, sodden.

I’m imagining

You alone

With snow falling

And the snow melts

Like you.


Joseph Darlington is a writer and poet based in Manchester, UK. In his day job he teaches people how to make cartoons. you can find more of his work at or by following him on Twitter at @Joe_Darlo.

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