Ice Queen

a hearth makes a home

through faintly frosted windows

fresh baked bread

oblivious children laughing

flickering flames

combat the cold

disdainful weather

dutifully held without

in drowning darkness


frozen storms contain

forcing lives indoors

while whipping winds howl

obliterating, recreating,

snow reconstructs terrain

a brief wild world without

is crafted by the excluded

ostracism offers expression

encasement is an artistic form