The longest darkness

The longest darkness holds the shortest day
In the clasp of our future illumination
A necessary settling into the winter of becoming 
Into a time of remembering 
We welcome you into our winter heart 
With the mist of your breath 
And any snow soon to begin 
Even the storms 
We rest here on the shortest day, in your arms 
The arms of darkness,  that are necessary and beautiful to behold. 

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