When the cold hits your face,
when the glow of the soft, twinkling lights compel your eyes to stare,
and the distant sounds of traffic soothe some melancholy mood,
Loneliness becomes a companion
who conjures up remembered feelings of warmth from nights long passed.
Time - for this moment - spiteful and biting - is a soreness that pains a contemplating mind.
Even darkness, and the night, seem kinder when sweet dreams and fond memories cry out to be left behind.