Subzero Thrill - a Poem

Subzero Thrill

By Mahbubul Karim (Sohel)
December 4, 2007

Open your eyes
slowly, lift two lids
covering restless pupils

What you can see
right there
out in the cold
in fragmented snow
while the northernly wind
slices through woolly jackets
and chilled bones
a shadow from the past
lurking in frosty joy
thrilled for subzero flakes
as if cold is gold
hunting in glorious pits.

Shrinking days recedes
from elongated nights
tipping helter-skelter
a man in fright