The Snowberry in Me

The Snowberry in Me

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Barren the stalk, the air is clear —
delicate and small, yet dangles the berry,
beguiled. Ice-cold fragrance hugs
a jam-packed silver void.
Silken, fragile, the berry’s sheer skin —
both taut and tender in my mind,
bounds a baleful, inward tug —
the pull of netherwordly time.
Vitreous roots swallow the light,
leaves, ironclad, shimmer and glisten,
the calyx, leaf fibres, close-packed and lucent:
this phlegmatic solitude defines the I.
Your love is my frost.
I carry your winter within me.
Recorded at Sky Productions, Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong