My heart rests in a subtle place
secluded among walls of snow.
Tempted by the ideas of a complacent mind—
you have made me forgetful of other lives
sweet and tepid inside of myself.
This water, the sustenance here is rich
with surrounding life, even in the frigid
cold of winter, secrets live in hidden places
and memories play behind the world’s stark white
expanses of silence.
I am aware of our impending thaw. It always
comes as a welcome surprise,
an awakening, a revisiting—
the world shocked with reaffirmation
when I will stand as me, hot again
in all the magnificent, animalistic beauty
of my words.