the cold is here
it is undeniable how it
crawls in through the floor
freezing your bones

as if they were nothing more
than pieces of your wet hair
sticking in your eyes on the tundra
as you drive ever so slowly home

i tried to write 224 pieces of life
down on paper, i walked away feeling
like shoulds and coulds were not
as bad as i really know them to be

feelings have closed and been identified
frozen water has a way of melting
and that means i can carry it to you
anytime you go dry, my dear