My chest feels like an emptied stone cave
nestled in the peaks of pine-ridden mountainside.
A giant, brown grizzly once hibernated there,
but finished his sleep months earlier than expected.
He left the stone walls of raw earth bare,
subjected to the tentacles of Winter’s Midas,
who returned to reclaim territory with an icy touch.
An unyielding arctic mantle covered
the once warmed
then frozen hollow.
@ello @ellowrites @ellopoetry @ellopoems
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