The dawn air swirls like mist from the lips
of frozen maidens with romantic stares
An Arctic morning brings such beauty
Sullied only by youth with ignorant stares
The smiles become a grimace
To protect the hearth inside
But my heart is warmed by daylight
the frost not matching the cold of mind
So my smile just widens further
Amidst scowls and squinting eyes
such piercing gusts of winter’s kiss
provide only more pleasant surprise
As my thoughts drift at the misery surrounding
It only cheers me more
Through seasonal deficit only
There is unity with my core
L.S. 2012