Mid-Winter Storm

Caught in a sudden mid-winter storm
seeking blindly
a trail within the wind and snow
to lead me home

when suddenly the darkness calls to me
promising protection and survival
and I answer

without thought's consideration
senses numbed
the wind howling in my ears
I follow instinct's way

and there
in what seemed empty space
an opening within
a mound of earth appears

and I enter the darkness
groping my way deeper and deeper
into the earth
searching for warmth

when round a bend
a point of light emerges
and the hope of life's reborn
as a cavern opens out

and there within the earth I find
the mountain is alive with light
where I expected only darkness

and where the darkness once held sway
life lives to see another day

? Michaelette ?

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