The cat and fiddle's closed but no snow down here

bedside radio alarm clicks on
7 am news in a bleary day off
forgot to switch off
the unwanted alarm
still may as well
listen to the news
before turning over
and the cat and fiddle’s shut
probably an inch of snow
which caused a country wide
go slow
but y'know
it might be white
outside the window
so a twitch of the drapes
and sadly no escape
it’s grey and green
no snow to be seen