A loving numbness
And bitter, leaching touch,
Seizes air from the lungs
With deft, ice-entombed fingers.
The burning cold beckons and lures,
With words of comfort and promises —
Searing lies — loving but treacherous.
Intoxicating want, whispers sweetly
In dying ears,
Biting flesh with frozen words
As the quickening heartbeat slowly
A glimmering cascade of blue diamonds,
Sparkle fiercely in their facets.
Stay, they sing, fooling the senses,
Stay, lie within the walls of eternity.