• Snow's feathery kiss stings my skin
    The crunch beneath my boots punctuating
    Silence so loud my ears ring
    The car's back at the office

    Couldn't bear to drive, I
    I'm not sure I could even see the road
    My eyes don't work so well tonight
    I can use the exercise

    I'm just another black shadow
    Flitting from streetlamp to streetlamp
    shoulders hunched, crunch, crunch, crunch
    Winter is the time of the dead

    The silence is surprisingly painful
    I finger my cell phone yet again
    It doesn't ring so much anymore
    A strange dead weight in my pocket

    Soldiers always do their duty
    I'm sticking with my final answer
    If I didn't do anything wrong
    Why is December so very cold?