winter wages her war outside
angrily beating her ice-hands on my doors
thrashing branches she sends through the air,
a flurry of soft snow not far behind
she screams her wind-scream, rage filling the storm.
yet i hear what no mortal could hear
in the branches, in the storm
in her screaming wind, in her freezing ice,
i hear the cry of loneliness.
i sit at the window, safe from her wrath
i blow her a kiss, she snatches it away
i laugh, she thunders
slowly i put on my coat
my hat, my gloves and boots.
never do i forget my scarf.
and so into the storm i go
out into her freezing embrace
she welcomes me
and we walk away together
and i plant a freezing kiss upon her brow
she smiles so sweetly, as my blood runs cold.
yet i do not die
only then do i reveal
my lightning eyes