A Winter's Day
Walking through snow
Like sand taking your breath
Sinking into the bright coldness
Why am I thinking of death?
Crystals brush against my face
Deciding between ice and tears
You will never walk my path
No wish to live inside my fears.
A robin leaves its footprints
Soon to vanish under this white veil
The trees bend and shudder in their solitude
But my body lies still and turns pale.
Remember me when the snow hurts your eyes
and the birds fly darkly overhead
If you want let a tear fall and find the snowdrop below
And please make sure the robin is fed.