icy teardrops


she stands
in the empty graveyard
heartbroken and lost
pale faced
cheeks icy cold
tears freezing
as they trickle

and alone
always alone
forever alone
she aches
for her love

but she knows
they can never be
for he is
all warmth
and light
and she
the bringer
of the snow


IMG_2694snow is the headline grabber
the big draw
but my eye is taken
by the icicles
the drip drip drip
that turned to ice
and grew
until long bony fingers
hang catching light
and pointing
down at the snow
as if to say
don’t look at these
mere flakes
see how much more
there is to us

For more icicle photos, see my photography blog