I Still See     July 12, 2011    

   summer sits

   green

   surrounding me

   yet

   I still see

   winter’s bare thorns

   haunting me

   points sharp

   piercing aching

   being cold

 

   visions swirl

   seen

   shimmering free

   yet

   I still see

   winter’s bare thorns

   holding me

   hurt vast

   without ending

   being told

   breathing stripped

   lean

   sustaining me

   yet

   I still see

   winter's bare thorns

   hushing me

   lips sealed

   body damaged

   being cold

 

   winter’s bare thorns

   stark reminder

   gleaming in summer scene