The scared black bear

hibernates in the warmth of

virgin caves


I feel isolated

stalk him from far away


I wish the snow

melts but

I am scared


of warmth

of light


of you

of me


cold comforts me

darkness is what I know

from my mother’s womb. I

look around


inch by inch

the snowman smiles


I light a fire

sit by his side


and he melts, drop by drop

tortured by my grief

he dies.