Withered, stiff, dull, dead? Within, sounds of life - burrow. Hidden, sheltered, safe.
Bursting forth, through death And decay; Burning so bright, In fierce defiance.
Another passage. First so bright! Then…dull. Reminds, One day I will rest.
Two creatures, huddled. Backdrop of darkness, falling. Together, survive.
Fingers extending; Threatening cold, advancing Darkness to follow.
ay Secrets once hidden, Exposed. Bare trunks, naked limbs - Reach to a cold sky.
Blinds open, surprise! Blanket of snow covers all; A moment of pause.
Conformity rules, It may be said. But how dull Is life, with no spice?
Quick intake of breath. Crunching footfalls, leaves like rain. Riot of color.
The air turns colder. Deceptive bursts of color, Gone soon to slumber.