Title: Cathedral of Glass
My snaps of breath rise, white and crisp
Like moth's wings. Hush.
Murmurs of thawing atmosphere, falling in wisps.
Frigid bliss and snow's blue blush.
Hoary splinters. A sensuous crush.
Skis. Poles. Tossed.
A feathered weight. Brittle shards flush
Me down. Lost.
Cathedral glass. A ceiling spidered with frost.
I squint in sudden light:
The sun seeping through an icy sieve, crossed
with bubbled veins, yet bright.
My dazzled eyes are fixed, snow-bound, to the sight.
Ice gone gold.
My disquiet cools in sheets. I breathe to the height
of my glass ceiling's hold.
A glacial joy swaddles me in cold.
Cool, heartening air stiffens my soul.