below zero ~ 3.12.1986/age 16

      It's winter in May
      the ice a cage around my heart,
      it freezes the emotion I try to hide,
      but the ice melts occasionally.

      And it hails.
      Stone cold tears as summer dies,
      how brief it was,
      but I've never been so warm,
      or seen so much sun.
      But it's winter now,
      and the ice covers us all.
      I'm frozen in a time
      that I cannot forget.

      The coldness hits me over
      and over
      and over
      and over
      until I'm left with terminal frostbite.

      And you're probably lying in the sun
      while I sit here in the snow, tears frozen on my cheeks.

© 1986/2001