The crunch of the snow beneath my feet
sounds like my ears scraping across my pillow.
Am I dreaming?
I place my hands deep into the fires,
confident I will not be burned.
The flesh twists away and my bones become molten steel
that quickly cools and reshapes in the blistering winter wind.
In my dreams, it is a long winter
my soul is a frozen block,
trapped my souls cries out for the day that it will be pushed
into the forge and cast into a new design.