ice queen

Heather T




my world was a globe

and you shook it


with careless and clenched teeth


I had forgotten how to bleed


burned snowblind against the blank

unending space of your landscape

coagulating sanguine flakes

refused to leak across the page

words were strangled in my veins


those black branches screaming

in the bleak unpulsing dark





spidering every corner

of the statue's gray lips


she spat her frigid words

like many glass house stones

and we shattered into splinters

into many splintered bones


frozen in their spheres

clicking bitter sleet


and nothing grows




nothing grows between her feet


now I can't feel my fingers

in this bloodless avalanche

I stopped digging through your arteries

to find their labyrinths blanched


congealed in one pale place

where rage is a cold

cold thing


I am mad

and violent winter

I am

the queen

  • Author: Heather T (Offline Offline)
  • Published: January 18th, 2018 17:36
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 31


  • FredPeyer

    Heather, this must be the best description of winter I ever read. I got cold just reading it! Well done!

    • Heather T

      Thanks. I'm ready for flip-flops!

    • Violet bluebell( used to be yellow rose)

      wow.. this is ever so expressive heather! i love how you have spoken of winter as the ice queen , and given her such a cold, cruel and uncaring nature... enjoyed reading this , your wording is great

      • Heather T

        Thank you, yellow rose! Maybe we all have a touch of the queen inside, given the right conditions.

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