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Frozen Lake
Requiem1010

The freezing air penetrates my jacket
 1
As I stare out across the whitened void
 2
The wind cutting through me
 3
Unchecked in its ferocity
 4
 
 
The icy void in front of me
 5
Stretches to the horizon
 6
Dividing the sky from the earth
 7
Glimmering brightly in the frigid winter sun
 8
 
 
The fish beneath sluggishly moving
 9
Nearly hibernating beneath their ceiling prison
 10
Hoping the inevitable warming comes soon
 11
Breaking the monotony of their days
 12
 
 
The coyote tracks on the surface
 13
Pressed semi-permanently into the canvas
 14
My own footprints following theirs
 15
Until the trail runs as cold as the surface
 16
 
 
The brilliance of the snow upon the surface
 17
Is too much to look into
 18
With the small winter sun
 19
Pressing hard to warm the frozen waters
 20
 
 
Into the night it groans
 21
Cracks
 22
Coughs
 23
Murmurs
 24
 
 
It's a comfort to me
 25
Showing me that there is still life beneath
 26
Despite the dead appearance of the environment
 27

11 Feb 07


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