#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,
concealing
every secret
I ever kept.
My spirit
will rise
like mist,
dissipate.
I’ll bleed
back into
the rushing river
I was born of.







Published by Jennifer Patino

Poet.

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