For all who have had frosty skirmishes for the relationship you must fight for, let today’s prayer lead you to the space where you are found, finding “you.” Left ambiguously at the end, it may be the “you” of the one you love, the “you” of self discovery, or the “You” of the Lord of Love. When you get there, you are found, finding love.
Where the Frost Bites and Holds
Frost bites and holds to windows,
and grasps at mornings past those nights before;
Ice bites and breaks the heart,
and freezes a part of those joys with you.
Frozen silence wedges and opens the night
between the laughter and light of those days;
It cuts and rips and tears apart –
unravelling till I’m left alone.
Missing you, I miss myself,
Becoming lonely without you.
And lonely with you.
And even lonely with me.
Reaching for you, I touch the rift
formed where the warmth was stolen
after our breaths were out of fire
and we waited for the cold.
Returning with wraps in our winter
I found you finding me in the space
where the fierceness lost its way
and the frost bites and holds.
Come and hold me now
Where ice crystals turn to gems
in the gap where we were lost
and found, finding You.