I remember when we wrote our names
With cold fingers on the frosty glass:
Shaky letters held in crooked hearts,
Our love like winter melting fast.
“If we make it through December”
Used to be your incantation,
But there was no magic in your smile
When you left for the Greyhound station.
I pack these winter things away,
My broken heart trapped under ice;
Ghosts of tunes float in empty rooms,
Around the sad-eyed Christmas mice.
Wind whips across the window panes,
And I know it’s time to let it go,
But as the last bit of daylight fades,
I see a trace of footprints in the snow.
©️2022 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted.
Written for dVerse’s Come Sing with Me, using the following song titles:
Love Like Winter (AFI)
If We Make It Through December (Merle Haggard)
Winter Things (Ariana Grande)
Trapped Under Ice (Metallica)
Let It Go (Idina Menzel)
Footprints in the Snow (Bill Monroe)