A cold chill filters the air,
freezing both skin and bone.
Glaciers bring movement to a halt.
Visibility is clouded by snowy mist.
Corpses are trapped in ice prisons,
lost in the frosty bite.
Until sickness creeps in,
and limbs begin to wither.

The Sun flares,
setting permafrost aflame,
its thirst cannot be quenched.
Puddles of icy water form,
opposing their once crystallized state.
The bodies twinge,
as the chill fades
and searing flame advances.

The flesh burns up,
and returns to the ground.
But in death,
souls are given life.
They rise from the ashes.
Their limbs are restored.
For youth to be renewed,
the old must die.

Inspired By

[Philippians 1:21-24] For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. If I am to go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me. Yet what shall I choose? I do not know! I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far; but it is more necessary for you that I remain in the body.

[2 Corinthians 5:17] Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!

[Ephesians 4:22-24] You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.

In Christian Love,

Alec Nutt

Alec is the loving and devoted husband to J. P. Nutt. He has earned his bachelor of science in mathematics and minor in English from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. He has been writing poetry most of his life, with the majority of his inspirations coming from the bible.