It pierces my heart with needles of ice

And coats my words in frost

My eyes are screwed up against the glare

Of an arctic sun

As I look upon your face


It seeps up through my feet

And makes my fingers numb

I ache all over

With the dull pain of loss


My feet crunch through fresh-fallen snow

Leaving behind my crisp footprints

I pear over my shoulder

Across the frozen lake

Wondering if the ice will still support me


The cold is freezing my mind

Making me think back to a time

When dragonflies would flit

Across the sparkling water of the lake

And slow ripples spread across its still surface

As I gaze into your face