In these days of cold-heartedness,
of frigid words and icy stares,
the temptation is to fall asleep and hibernate
in the cave of despair.
We wait for a warming trend
that will hasten this winter’s end,
forgetting to feed the fire of the flaming star within.
The Lord of Gideon’s army is the same,
shouts to the people called by the Name.
“See how the snows melt away
as from out of the mountain erupts
my people all aflame.”