#OctPoWriMo Day 4

Winter Always Returns

Underneath these
brittle fingernails
are remnants
of all I’ve
ever clawed
for dear life to.
I leave
a piece of me
on every ledge
& in every
dream I have
I’m still falling.
I had to be
taught to breathe
from frozen
fear states.
I’m frostbitten
from my
ongoing battle
with blizzards.
Some day
snow white lace
will cover me,
every secret
I ever kept.
My spirit
will rise
like mist,
I’ll bleed
back into
the rushing river
I was born of.

Published by Jennifer Patino


11 thoughts on “#OctPoWriMo Day 4

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s