The cold is settling in, but I am not afraid
Frost and swirling snow may attempt to spook this heart
But my feet are locked into the frozen ground,
I may startle, I may flinch, but I am not going anywhere.
The bitterness of this lingering chill cannot shake me
Now that I understand my ability to withstand a jump scare.
The passing of the seasons of life will continually derail
Attempting to convince my determined soul to finally give in,
But dear soul, I cannot allow myself to disintegrate
I will not give heed to the need to freeze
I will remain unspooked time after time, again and again.
My heart is warm, my soul is an open, welcoming door
Melting away the lingering chill before it takes its toll,
Trusting that light will always find a way through fear
I will face the bitter cold with resolved, unspooked tears.