Flowing calm from up above
so warm and soft
release the tension and days
from skin and sinew
then seize suddenly
at the quicksilver
splash of ice
leaving bones rattling
and bare
shivered soul
endures the change
and hopes for the
heat to bring life back
a false hope, true chill
alternate in an evil tease
before the body
cannot take the challenge
anymore and ventures
outside the once
languid nest
gather rags in hope of
rectifying the assault
brought on by the
selfish self-proclaimed gods
and curse them harshly
before again retreating
wondering how long before
this too will be invaded
in such simplicity and ease.

Written May 25, 2005