Shaken

Composed 1/5/17
Description: Brrrr… Inspired by life and today’s Daily Prompt: Tempted.

Shut inside a kitchen flash freeze
With windows that welcome this wintry breeze
Lungs crystalized with breaths that wheeze
Shaken from shoulders to cheeks to knees
It’s tempting to beg and tempting to plead
It’s tempting to run to the covers
And never leave

Thoughts Before Sleep

Composed 12/16/13
Description: While this has, in general, been a rather warm week, winters have the habit of taking a sudden turn. And, like today, some days the cold is just unbearable.

On cold winter nights
When I bundle up under layers of warmth
I think about those
On the outside
And shiver