The winter moon is high in the sky
beautiful and alone
majestically ruling the night.
I am still and silent in the warm nest of my bed.
Bare skin gilded by moonlight.
My breathing no longer steady
as I’ve been thinking of you.
The snow is falling
creating a winter wonderland outside of my window.
The world is blanketed in white
while stark trees
become silent sentries to the dark.
Snow drifts conjure up memories.
A lady in snow
skin as pale and as cold as marble
yet burning with a fire inside.
A time of yearning and anticipation
of rising passions and intense bonds.
A time when anything and everything
and I had the world at my fingertips.
I had you
and you had me.
*This piece has been sitting in my drafts since winter. With the heat of summer in full bloom I sometimes long for the cool kiss of a snowflake upon my cheek.
Photograph by Chi Yan for Yume; Model: Sabrina