It began with the dew

A glistening teardrop

But as the seasons changed

And the glistening ice crystals shimmered

Frost crept along the blade


Beautiful to the observer

But lethal to the core


As imperceptible as a glacier’s shift

The ice slithered through our veins

We fell for years

In that crystalline haze

And deeper still

In the numbing crevasse


Our love a final breath

A wisp of condensation


A delicate moment

Hung so briefly

As a perpetual invisible kiss

Till nature’s loop

Alights it on another’s lips

And love is breathed in once more.