Eyes meet eyes across a cold white room.
A flash of teeth-a smile
Of candle-lit greetings.
Takes a while,
But how long does "a while" last
When you're having fun?
Touching the surface
Of a frozen lake, gently dotted
With intricately knotted snowflakes.
An overestimation, and splash!
The ice cracks, and she's sinking
In a body of surprising warmth.
She reaches rock bottom-
Literally, and she's pulled in
By the strong current.
Struggling to surface,
She thrashes, upsetting the wildlife
And making a mess.
It's icy as she gets out,
And she's longing for some warmth,
Watching the ripples lap at her feet.
A second chance to slide
Into blissful oblivion.
She takes it.
She's cozy and warm
As she embraces the water.
Floating right down to the bottom,
"Hello there, silly boy."