Updated on August 4, 2017
Alas, another winter draws near
Frigid currents piercing the skin
Whilst each exposed hair
Extends voraciously outward.
The body feels sluggish and weary
Each movement more arduous
As the mercury slowly drops
And the serpent of restriction
Coldly constricts the spirit.
A wild beast in a wintry savannah
Desperately burrowing into heat sources
Gathering, collecting and reinforcing
One’s nest of survival till spring.