Winter reminds me of home One which crumbles as I write It is a home I forget and remember with glimpses of sunlight Or children's laughter
Home I once knew as my own It is a city of cold, a crunch of scattered leaves beneath tiny careless feet sprinted, tip-toed through the park leaving prints now long covered A park of trees lined so tall, I craned my neck in awe with bright blue eyes like glistening bulbs But those trees are smaller now for I have grown
It is the chill I remember, wind biting my skin as I whimpered desperate for a fire
It is snow-drop memories and pink plump faces which grew to shapely bones and knowing smiles
It is a smaller time lodged in my heart, hardened with the brisk November air.