January inventory.

One book, half written.One horse, unruly. Two dogs, unwalked.

One husband + one new chainsaw. One pile of firewood. One teenage daughter (nothing to wear).

168 books, unread. Five bills unpaid. Four pomegranates left over from November. One garden, muddy.

Six new daffodil shoots. One half hour more of daylight.

Three months till spring.