Freezing

The cold creeps up,

freezing my extremities.

Pain surges throughout

my nerves, torturing me.

The cold creeps up,

freezing my body.

The pain not as bad,

though my body hurts more.

The cold creeps up,

freezing my mind.

No hurt, I feel.

I'm oblivious.

The cold creeps up,

numbing me.

I feel nothing,

but it hurts to walk.

The cold creeps up,

I'm still numb.

Numb to everything;

numb to everyone.

The cold creeps up,

and now has gone.

I wish it would return,

and protect me.

The cold has gone,

and will not return.

Feeling returning,

I feel pain once again.