Sleeping toes touching toes

Sleeping toes touching toes

woods covered with snow
Photo by Mikhail Nilov on

It’s wintery cold

lying face-to-face they sleep

bolster in-between


their toes touching toes

to know the other is warm,

alive and kicking.


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


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.



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


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