Ice crystals of my heart
Jack Frost across my soul
Clang, din, discord, tearing apart
Driving wind takes toll
Sun dogs flare out, refracted chill
Which came first?
This distracted frayed heart, ready to spill?
Or relationships, cursed?
This tension, people or peace
Relationship blizzards, slippery and cold
When will these flakes cease?
When will I bow, buckle, and fold?
There must be a shelter,
Where the two can dwell together,
A place where first things are first
But freedom of peace, stillness can bloom, burst
It won’t be easy, a bitter battle fought
An inner quietness, calm
Midst a white barrenscape, thrown and caught
A teeny snowflake resting on my palm
Frosty breath, stomping feet
Hot drinks, arms cuddled
Warmth and cool, people and peace, mix, meet
A forever mixture, a forever dance, forever muddled
People preeminent, peace frost bitten?
Or soul warmth, relationships forgotten?
Frozen stream on pause
Gray skies, blankness, life’s unanswerable flaws.