I am cold.

Stone cold.

Long frozen over,

Ice.

Immovable, immeasurable,

Insurmountable, instinctive.

Impervious to pain.

Imperfect, immature,

Impoverished in my very soul.

So break me!

Thaw me out!

Put a flame to my outer shell

And watch it burn.

See if I cry

See if I scream!

I dare you to try!

But please,

Don't give up on me.

Try.

Take on my dare.

Try.