Not a Snowball's Chance


Not A Snowball’s Chance


How do people who don’t like winter cope?

When will the wary sufferers hope for relief

as ice encloses the day,

or a wintry matrix seeds chaos,

especially on the roads.

Whatever dark, dreary junk the sky holds,

I will strive to be jubilant

within my woolen cocoon.


I’ll try to ignore

the monstrosity of a huge snow pile,

understanding that snow sharks lurk there,

waiting to chomp on my booted ankles.


I’ll keep my gloved fingers crossed

that elapsed time will work in my favor.


I’ll dream that I will soon stand

on the gentle threshold of spring.

That’s so much an improved song.

I cannot wait to hear those birds

sing it again.



Linda Imbler


Examples of Linda’s poetry and a listing of publications can be found at  When not writing, 

Linda is an avid reader, classical guitar player, and a practitioner of both Yoga and Tai Chi.  In, addition, she helps her husband, 

a Luthier, build acoustic guitars.  She lives in Wichita, Kansas, U.S.A. Linda enjoys her 200-gallon saltwater reef tank wherein 

resides her 21 year old yellow tang.  A retired teacher, who began writing in earnest in January, 2015, Linda believes that poetry 

has the potential to add to the beauty of the world.  Much of this beauty she feels can be found in the night sky and, on warm nights, 

her telescope serves as inspiration for this belief. Linda’s published paperback poetry collections include “Big Questions, Little Sleep,”  

“Big Questions, Little Sleep: Second Edition,” “Lost and Found,” “Red Is The Sunrise,”  and “Bus Lights, City Sights: Nashville and Back.” 

She has three e-books published by Soma Publishing; “The Sea’s Secret Song,” “Pairings,” which is a hybrid ebook of short fiction and

 poetry, and “That Fifth Element.”  Linda has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has four Best Of The Net nominations.


  1. may the snow of winter wipe away this horrible year. thanks for the memories.

    1. Thank you for reading my work, Chelsea. It is much appreciated!

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