I was always
"The girl who doesn't feel the cold" -
Never under the hold
Of any man.

I could walk through snow
Without a coat.
I could be alone
Whenever I wanted,
And feel barely anything at all.

And then you came along
And showed me a different way -
Showed me I was wrong;
Showed me the senses,
And showed me the warmth.

You should have warned me
What happens when the warmth
Was taken away.

Now, every day,
No matter how many layers
I wrap myself in,
The cold bites through
And reminds me of you.