Its heart accustomed to the drum beat of absolute zero,
Artic adrenaline antifreeze coursing through its marrow
The frozen aura over the northern shield, shutters Winter.
Ice packed for travel wander downstream on floe rudders
Melancholy icebergs swim searching water’s deeper anchors.
Sunshine lingers longer, its warm splendor, days gaze amazed
Inlets boom and crackle folding ice-melt into once frozen bays.
Hearts overflow in wonder from somewhere warmed by memories
Somewhere that somehow despite everything, never really freezes.