Warmth of Snow

Snow is reminiscent

Of an easier time

Where children play

And the only warmth

Comes from

Those around us

From the love

And affection

The feeling of being

Cherished

Was the only warmth

Necessary

To keep from freezing.

But now the snow-

The memories-

Only come filled

With pain,

Bitterness,

Solitude,

And anger.

The Snow of

My youth has

Vanished

And in its place

A hollowness resides

Empty and waiting

For that warmth

To return

To the bare hole

In my heart

That arrived

With the coming

Of the Spring.