Alchemical Feeling

© Matthew Word Bain

high line poles against a cold looking sky
having opened my heart to the cold of this day
I found more warmth than I had expected
in the feelings conjured within me
by the scenes I encountered
something about place
and the way it can speak
in the language of feeling tones
led me to forget the external temperature
and be nourished by the internal temperature
conjured as if by alchemy in the crucible of my heart