Sleeping toes touching toes


Sleeping toes touching toes

woods covered with snow
Photo by Mikhail Nilov on Pexels.com

It’s wintery cold

lying face-to-face they sleep

bolster in-between

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their toes touching toes

to know the other is warm,

alive and kicking.

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An old aunt describes above how old people sleep and check each other under the blanket during cold winters.

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Increased winter mortality is reported as an important public health matter in China.

In U.S. death rates in winter months have been 8 to 12 percent higher.

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3 Comments

  1. Extreme weather definitely affects the vulnerable, including seniors. Always good to check on elderly loved ones when we can!

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