I abandon the world,
Leave behind all my ponderings
My thoughts of myself, and others.
I adjourn my pain, suspend my love.
And witness the birth of a Snowflake.
I watch as it falls from the heavens,
Swaying with every movement of the wind
Until it rests in my palm.
Its warm cold sends shivers within my being
And I close my eyes to capture its essence
Within, I feel the whole world standing, watching
And waiting anxiously for a touch of this beauty.
The snow abandons winter,
Gathers around my skin and buries me within me
On a ride of beauty in the realm of imagination.
I carry the Snowflake close to my heart,
For it, among the flocks of others, is the only
To keep it burning, pounding,
And gushing blood, nourishing my existence.
And as the snow around me begins to melt
The world giving way of its cruelty,
The snowflake remains inside my fist
Tightly safe within my grasp.
I open my eyes,
And find the world
Never standing, never watching,
And never waiting…