December Numb


Winter’s breath from distant lands
Crossing oceans of unyielding ice
Beyond mountains embraced by snow
Through forests shedding tears of leaves

The kiss of summer slowly fades
Replaced by autumn’s cold caress
Trees in quiet supplication to the heavens
Give up its many hands

Their warmth almost gone
Taken by the mourning wind
Crying silently for its loss
To my ears it speaks of its grief

The sky shares the sorrow
Dusk comes borne by chariots of deepening shadows
Its golden rays and lavish red hues
Lost in the silent gray march of darkness

The sun begins her dreamless sleep
As the ivory eye of heaven opens
Stars begin to wake from their dark slumber
The dying light breathes its last

I feel cold, numb…