• the air is cold
    but the sun is warm.
    wrapped up and folded;
    inverted, diverted, perverted
    into, within myself.

    petals of yellow-orange marigold
    scattered on the floor
    careful steps, like walking on water.
    i can talk to birds,
    i can talk to birds.

    i feel the chill in my toes
    my hands, my fingers, my bones.
    save me winter, I've been so alone
    i am wandering, i am lost...

    cawing as they scatter,
    watch the crows.