Amongst the city’s glittering lights
your winter’s snow begins its descent,
coating, burying concrete sidewalks.
Gelid flurries bring trains of thought to a halt.
Not a soul dares step out into your cold,
all legs but mine petrified, eyes transfixed upon your glacial splendor.
Frigid air chills my lungs as I take the first steps outdoors, piercing me, a fresh breath of life
And the streets claimed by your Beauty flavor my exhale with melancholy
for here, where you are not,
your bright snow is but a temporary solace
and grey sidewalks are a fact of my life.
glittering lights, winter’s snow, concrete sidewalks, gelid flurries
into your cold, your glacial splendor, I take the first steps
exhale with melancholy
you are not bright snow
and grey sidewalks