Inhale and exhale slow cool breathes. My lips part as the air glides through my lips to become visible. The air bites at my skin and the snow burns it. I try to wiggle my toes and nothing. I look at my hands which are starting to blacken. The tingling in my legs is slowly fading. I try to swallow, but find that my saliva has worn thin. My body is slowly quitting on me and each passing moment I feel less. I manage to tilt my head back so I can look at the night sky. I slide so that less of my back is against the light post, but now my head’s at least supported. The light dimly shines on me and I do my best to maneuver so that I can see the stars. Snowflakes fall over my body and I blink away one that lands on my eyelash. My body no longer trembles and I rest on the ground waiting as my body freezes. My heart rate is slowing and my breathing faint. My eyelids become heavy and I watch as the starlight turns into nothingness.
The peace of a cool summer night,
a few clouds and a dark blue sky,
a gentle breeze kisses her skin.
A lone light.
Crunch crunch, as she walks across the mulch
she breathes in the moisture of the air.
As the wind pushes through her hair,
a small shiver.
Her heart and mind rest as she walks through the night.
She feels her love resonating into the world.
A feeling of peace washes over her,
the light flickers.
Her heart stops and she runs.
Breathlessly she steps into the light.
A flicker flicker
and she drops to her knees.
Her heart races,
but her body still.
She looks up and the light takes her.
A lone light shines bright.
And for a single endless moment the whole world lights up.
Then the light flickers once more,