Harlequin Lake

By RC deWinter


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revival

winter descended
a damp cloud
sucking all the air out of my eyes
then scaled them with film
that leached all color from the world

bumping into endless walls
my heartbeat slowed by permafrost
i surrendered to the fog and climbed the stairs
starved lungs burning every step
to bury my blind self for the season

the room was grim and cold
but light leaked in
and stumbling toward it touched a window
frigid with the kiss of frost and in my heart
hope fluttered fragile wings

my deadened eyes revived
everything beyond the pane
the lake the trees the ice
illuminated by a glacial moon
flat paper in a clouded blueblack sky

and by some miracle
the painted world bled color once again
my veins defrosted
as i drank the chroma of the saints
and set about to work again
© 2016 RC deWinter

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