Thursday, March 12, 2015

A cold kiss

February 7, 2015

The snow falls on an already frozen earth
A kiss of winter I cannot avoid
So soft I ache to embrace it
Though we know it only lengthens
And makes the ache worse
As we make our way through it,
This is no great storm
I will tell my grandkids about
Just a huff of winter’s breath
I will soon forget,
A brief embrace I cling to
A frigid touch that burns inside
So gentle on my upturned lips
I can barely feel its kiss
Or believe that the same hard winter
That brought on the ice
Brought this through the haze of cloud
And the brief glimpses of sunlight
That sneak through the veil
Chill fingers seeking softness
And making me melt
I walk in a dream of falling flakes,
My hands working through
This frail fabric searching
My fingers seeking warmth
I struggle to find,
Needing to feel real warmth,
Teased by this cool temptation,
This promise for more,
Needing it to fill me up,
Touch me from the inside out,
Needing to move as it moves
To feel as it feels,
Kissing it as it kisses me,
Needing to know it all
Before it fades away,
A kiss that comes from another
Warmer time and place,
Dancing before me
Like an illusion

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