How I’ve mitigated these great fears
Howling at my threshold
Unnoticed and ignored the years
Before this foothold.
Now the wind has torn the shutters.
I search the storm in vain
Through littered banks and gutters
For any piece that may remain.
Creeping cold that bites at me,
Distrust at every turn,
No sanctuary inside of me
No rightful place to discern.
I search for splintered timber,
But I’ve wandered farther still,
Than I could return, or remember;
My path rolls on downhill.
My little cabin I’ve indwelled
Reduced to burning wood,
And all once standing, now is felled,
And all maligns the Good.
Now I yearn for quiet snow
To frost this filthy earth;
To change the things I think I know,
To give unto hope rebirth.
How little consideration
I ever gave the wind
When I thought my habitation
Protected me from sin.